Bug 77507 - kernel update 2.2.22-6.2.2enterprise (i686) won't allow raise on ulimit -c for non root users
kernel update 2.2.22-6.2.2enterprise (i686) won't allow raise on ulimit -c fo...
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
6.2
i686 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-11-07 22:03 EST by Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:10 EDT
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patch to /etc/profile to set the core to the new maximum (package setup) (237 bytes, patch)
2002-11-07 22:08 EST, Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
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Description Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2002-11-07 22:03:46 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461; .NET 
CLR 1.0.3705)

Description of problem:
when normal user logs in /etc/profile (as on the default setup package for 
RedHat 6.2) runs and try to setup ulimit -c 1000000, the hardlimit is set to 
500000, so this call always fails with the following message:

ulimit: cannot raise limit: Operation not permitted


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


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. login as root
2. su -l ${NORMALUSER}
3.
	

Actual Results:  ulimit: cannot raise limit: Operation not permitted


Expected Results:  no error

Additional info:

considering that an error message is being shown on what is a normal procedure 
that was working before the kernel upgrade, a patch to fix the /etc/profile to 
reflect this new core size limit should be applied on postinstallation or the 
core size kept as it was before.
Comment 1 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2002-11-07 22:08:08 EST
Created attachment 84145 [details]
patch to /etc/profile to set the core to the new maximum (package setup)
Comment 2 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2002-11-07 22:09:25 EST
only tested with the i686 enterprise kernel
Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:10 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
persists.

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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