Re: do the resource limits still work?

Dean Gaudet (
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 00:05:47 -0700 (PDT)

Is this considered a bug at all? If it's not going to honour RLIMIT_DATA
or RLIMIT_STACK then it shouldn't even offer them. I just ran into this
problem while making a workaround for the recently posted DoS attacks on

I notice that applying Greg Alexander's patch from May 18th fixes


On Tue, 10 Jun 1997, Stefan Vogtner wrote:

> The new Linux Version (2.0.0/2.0.29) no not honor the specific
> stack/memory limits. Instead there is RLIMIT_AS (address space),
> that seems currently not to be supported by tcsh/bash so you cannot
> easily set it.
> Every memory allocation is checked against RLIMIT_AS so there will
> be no difference between stack mem/heap mem/static mem. Don't know
> if this is OK.
> You may check things with the program attached.
> Grettings
> Stefan
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