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From Brian Tao <>
Subject Re: setrlimit() before forking?
Date Wed, 09 Aug 1995 12:54:01 GMT
On Wed, 9 Aug 1995, Eric Hagberg wrote:
> Portability will bean issue with that call as well... if it gets put in,
> #ifdef it, ("HAVE_SETRLIM" ?) and #undef it in the AUX-specific section of
> conf.h...

    I envision additional httpd.conf entries that allow the server
admin to limit the amount of processes, memory, CPU time, file
creation size, etc.  This would be especially nice for controlling
poorly-written or buggy CGI scripts.  Set a reasonable CPU limit on
them, and the kernel zaps them before they do any real damage.

    What does A/UX use for resource limits?  The setrlimit() call on
the systems I have here (FreeBSD 2.0.5, SunOS 4.1.3, Solaris 2.4, IRIX
5.2/6., AIX 3.2.5) are thankfully consistent, so there shouldn't be
too much work to make it work on systems that support it.
Brian ("Though this be madness, yet there is method in't") Tao <-- work ........ play -->

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