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Date:      	Sat, 16 Sep 1995 12:40:34 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Tom Samplonius <>
To:        Guido van Rooij <>
Subject:   Re: "limit maxprocs" vs. "sysctl kern.maxprocperuid"
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On Sat, 16 Sep 1995, Guido van Rooij wrote:

> Tom Samplonius wrote:
> > 
> >   What is the exact relationship between csh's "limit maxproc" and 
> > "sysctl kern.maxprocperuid"?
> Limit maxproc is valid only for the current process and all of its children.
> The other one is global and effective immediately for *all* uids.

  I tested the effects of "limit maxproc X", and it is most definitely 
affects other processes.  For example, I logged in twice to two different 
virtual consoles, then I proceeded to run my limit (default is 40) of 
processes (for testing I used 'sleep 40') on one console.  After that, I 
could not run any processes on the second console, until some processes 
running on the first console ended.

  How does one set the default "limit maxproc" value for all users?


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