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From Daniel Lopez <>
Subject Re: RLimitNPROC behaviour question
Date Thu, 03 Oct 2002 01:23:32 GMT

On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 03:22:35AM +0200, André Malo wrote:
> says:
> | Note: If CGI processes are not running under userids other than the
> | web server userid, this directive will limit the number of processes
> | that the server itself can create. Evidence of this situation will
> | be indicated by "cannot fork" messages in the error_log.
> I looked into the kernel code and played around with strace and found
> that it's not true at least for linux 2.2 and 2.4. 
> the rlimit properties will be set after forking and apply only to the
> forked process and it's children. So it cannot influence the server
> processes in such way. But my experiences with other OSes are very
> small. Can someone leave a word on behaviour of other OSes? 
> If I'm totally wrong, please tell me ;-)

The directive refers only to the CGI processes, not the server processes
(the wording can be confusing)



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