[Beowulf] User resource limits

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Fri Jun 13 13:03:49 PDT 2008

Lombard, David N wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 11:41:29AM -0400, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
>> I would like to impose some CPU and memory limits on users that are hard
>> limits that can't be changed/overridden by the users. What is the best
>> way to do this? All I know is environment variables or shell commands
>> done as the user (ulimit, for example).
> pam_limits and /etc/security/limits.conf
In limits.conf, what is the units for as, is it bytes, or kb? It doesn't
say in the man page for limits.conf, and the page for setrlimit says
bytes RLIMIT_AS.


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