Bug 237210 - Incorrect documentation on man page.
Incorrect documentation on man page.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 220657
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2007-04-19 23:04 EDT by Wade Mealing
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-23 06:47:14 EDT
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Description Wade Mealing 2007-04-19 23:04:08 EDT
Description of problem:

Bash's ulimit -m has no effect because the kernel can not control the amount of
rss memory per process. Please update the man page to show that this option has
no effect on Linux systems.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Any version I can find from AS2-1 to RHEL5.

How reproducible:

Every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. view man page.
2. search for limit, 
3. see section on -m, note that it doesn't work.
Actual results:


 -m     The maximum resident set size

Expected results:

 -m     The maximum resident set size (Has no effect on Linux systems) 

Additional info:

Jwhiter shows that the kernel or userspace applications do not adhere to this
limit in bugzilla 220657.  Upstreams bash man pages also seem to have the same
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2007-04-23 06:47:14 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 220657 ***

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