[ic] Per-user process limit: ulimit -u unlimited, how to set it for certain users

Dan Browning danb@cyclonecomputers.com
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 16:25:14 -0700

I'm having no problem setting the max per-user process limit for root,
	ulimit -u unlimited

and I check that it works with
	ulimit -a

But for other certain users that also need unlimited processes, such as the
interchange user, when I run
	ulimit -u unlimited
It doesn't report any errors, but

	ulimit -a
still reports that my per-user limit is 256.

So how do I increase the limit for certain users (besides root)?  Such as
postgres, interchange, etc.  Or what about increasing the limit for ALL
users on a system?


Dan Browning
Network & Database Administrator
Cyclone Computer Systems