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Old 04-04-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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how to use ulimit to control processes?


I set max process with "ulimit -u 300" on command line but it didnt work. I still can see over 300 tasks(around 1200 tasks) when i use top. Any idea?
 
Old 04-04-2008, 05:47 PM   #2
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ulimit limits only the total parameters of process tree with root node in the shell where you run it. Already running processes and processes that are not descendants of current shell are not affected.
 
  


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