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Re: Anyone know what this error means?

To: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Anyone know what this error means?
From: Austin Gonyou <austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 09 Jan 2002 12:18:21 -0600
Cc: Derek Glidden <dglidden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>, Adam McKenna <adam-dated-1010968404.3db79f@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Does this only affect systems with quota's turned on in the kernel?

On Wed, 2002-01-09 at 12:09, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 12:33:57PM -0500, Derek Glidden wrote:
> > It apparently *is* a kernel bug, with the basic problem being that for
> > some reason the kernel isn't recognizing ulimits if you 'su' to the
> root
> > user.  (Although in my experience it will also pop up if you "ssh"
> The problem is a broken pam_limits. It has nothing to do with the
> kernel.
> root, su and sudo have different pam setups. Likely all problems will go
> away if you comment out pam_limits from all files in /etc/pam.d/* 
> There were historically some problems with quotas because the value 
> meaning unlimited quota was once different in glibc and kernel, which
> caused and still causes endless confusion
> -Andi
Austin Gonyou
Systems Architect, CCNA
Coremetrics, Inc.
Phone: 512-698-7250
email: austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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