Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4071
error message starting tcsh from ksh
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
When ksh is used as the login shell and tcsh is invoked
sometime thereafter within a shell or terminal this error
limit: coredumpsize: Can't set limit
This does not occur when you change shell in a terminal to
ksh and then to tcsh - only when ksh is the login shell.
This has existed at least since 5.0
I have verified that this does occur as reported on a standard 6.0
install. It is being assigned to a developer for further review.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4582 ***
From an expert here at the Lab. Enjoy. Dan
The ulimit -c and limit coredumpsize values on trocious and bldlinux52
were both set to 1000000, but since these are in different units
(blocks and kbytes, respectively), they are inconsistent. The
difference is only noticeable if your shell is sh/ksh/bash, and then
you switch to csh/tcsh, which gives an ugly error message, since
you're then attempting to double your quota, and it fails
to execute your .cshrc file.
The value in the /etc/profile files needs to be twice the value in the
/etc/csh.cshrc file, and I have made that change on trocious and
I believe on the latest 5.2 release, the value is being set in
/etc/bashrc, rather than /etc/profile, but it should be fixed wherever