Re: [TRIVIAL] Re: setrlimit incorrectly allows hard limits to exceed soft limits

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 07:27:04 EST

On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, Peter Chubb wrote:

> Rik> Wouldn't it be better to simply take the soft limit down to
> Rik> min(new_rlim.rlim_cur, new_rlim.rlim_max) ?
> Single unix spec says to return EINVAL in this case.
> An invalid resource was specified; or in a setrlimit() call, the new
> rlim_cur exceeds the new rlim_max.

So how about "the old rlim_cur exceeds the new rlim_max" ? ;)


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