LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 01-30-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
brazilian_user
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Brazil, Po - So Paulo
Distribution: Debian Etch
Posts: 110

Rep: Reputation: 15
What is ulimit and what it does?


Hello All!!

Always I'm gonna do a new installation of an Oracle product
I have to set the ulimit value, but actually I don't know exactly why I must set it and what it does. I've looking for information about that but all I could find was some documentations explaining how to manage it, I'd like to know the concept behind it. Does anybody can give us a brief explanation of ulimit??

Thank you!!

Rodrigo

Last edited by brazilian_user; 01-30-2007 at 01:07 PM.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
SciYro
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: hopefully not here
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,038

Rep: Reputation: 51
its the maximum amount of processing a user is permitted to have running at the same time
 
Old 01-30-2007, 01:36 PM   #3
matthewg42
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Kubuntu 12.10 (using awesome wm though)
Posts: 3,530

Rep: Reputation: 62
The ulimit is a mechanism for restrict the amount of various resources a process an consume. There's a shell command to set the ulimit for processes which are started in that shell.

If you are using bash as your shell, you can list the current ulimit settings by issuing this command in a terminal:
Code:
ulimit -a
 
Old 01-30-2007, 01:39 PM   #4
matthewg42
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Kubuntu 12.10 (using awesome wm though)
Posts: 3,530

Rep: Reputation: 62
this link might be helpful.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ulimit introuble Linux - Security 1 07-22-2006 03:33 AM
ulimit -t juanbobo Linux - Security 3 06-10-2005 09:43 AM
Ulimit -v Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! raees Linux - Software 1 07-04-2004 10:01 AM
ulimit -n evilrico Linux - Distributions 0 03-14-2003 04:23 PM
ulimit Serena Linux - Software 3 08-04-2002 12:22 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration