Bug 237234 - Man page for tcsh is incorrect, tcsh can not set memory limits on linux
Man page for tcsh is incorrect, tcsh can not set memory limits on linux
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 247637
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tcsh (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Vitezslav Crhonek
Bill Huang
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Reported: 2007-04-20 03:12 EDT by Wade Mealing
Modified: 2007-11-16 20:14 EST (History)
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Description Wade Mealing 2007-04-20 03:12:14 EDT
Description of problem:

Tcsh man page implies that the the shell is able to set limits on the amount of
memory used by a process (for more information see BZ 220657)

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How reproducible:

Every time I look at the man page.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Consult man page for tcsh when using tcsh to set limitations on a per process
2. Set limitations on the process.
3. tclsh accepts limits being set, all looks good then the process bypasses
limits set ! WIN! 
Actual results:

Amaze your friends as the limits do not take effect.

Expected results:

Man page to say that the limits do not apply on Linux

Additional info:
Comment 1 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-04-23 10:36:44 EDT

man page contains this:

"Controllable resources currently include (if supported by the OS):"

This is followed by list of resources. Isn't it enough? Some of them work (e.g.
filesize), some don't work (e.g. memoryuse) in RHEL.

Or do you think I shall try all resources and then say which aren't supported by
the OS?
Comment 2 Wade Mealing 2007-06-19 10:44:27 EDT

I think it is worthwhile documenting what does and doesnt work if you have the
bandwidth, otherwise I guess that if supported by the OS is good enough.

Comment 4 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-09-05 03:29:25 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 247637 ***

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