Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 237210
Incorrect documentation on man page.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:29 EST
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.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. view man page.
2. search for limit,
3. see section on -m, note that it doesn't work.
-m The maximum resident set size
-m The maximum resident set size (Has no effect on Linux systems)
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
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 220657 ***