Re: 2.0, loggings, cpu quotas, 2.1 issues, etc.

joost witteveen (
Wed, 12 Jun 1996 21:29:09 +0200 (MET DST)

> Re: The CPU quotas...
> Max CPU time per process is already supported and has been for a long time.
> See man setrlimit, and note RLIMIT_CPU. This support is in the kernel,
> software support is also needed, and is forthcoming as a config file with
> the Shadow Password Suite.

But as far as I know the CPU time used isn't inherited by the children,
i.e. a malicious user can still fork-bomb, and get as much CPU
time as he likes.

(I'm saying this based on test with bash's ulimit -t, I'm not sure
that's what you were referring to, though).

joost witteveen

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