Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 237234
Man page for tcsh is incorrect, tcsh can not set memory limits on linux
Last modified: 2007-11-16 20:14:55 EST
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)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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!
Amaze your friends as the limits do not take effect.
Man page to say that the limits do not apply on Linux
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
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 247637 ***