[Beowulf] User resource limits

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Mon Jun 9 12:55:51 EDT 2008


"Lombard, David N" <dnlombar at ichips.intel.com> writes:
> On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 11:41:29AM -0400, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
>> 
>> I would like to impose some CPU and memory limits on users that are hard
>> limits that can't be changed/overridden by the users. What is the best
>> way to do this? All I know is environment variables or shell commands
>> done as the user (ulimit, for example).
>
> pam_limits and /etc/security/limits.conf

You're making assumptions about what OS he's running. He didn't say
which flavor of Unix this is. We can only assume it is some POSIX OS
because he mentions the ulimit command. Indeed, not even all Linuxes
use that file, though many do.

Perry
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