"bad ulimit" on all non-root "at" & "batch" jobs under 386/ix

Steven M. Schultz sms at WLV.IMSD.CONTEL.COM
Wed Jan 17 21:38:30 AEST 1990

In article <1990Jan17.002348.11507 at virtech.uucp> cpcahil at virtech.uucp (Conor P. Cahill) writes:
>In article <558 at hades.OZ>, greyham at hades.OZ (Greyham Stoney) writes:
>> But, when this 'ulimit' command is ultimately run in the batch job, it
>> gets rejected with the "bad ulimit" message...
>Cron starts from an /etc/rc2.d file, which is run by init.  The ULIMIT in
>effect when init starts cron is the ulimit in the kernel (max at 12228...

	i must disagree.

	"ulimit" is BAD,  actually 'impish' is more descriptive - it does
	no real good, but a great deal of inconvenience and mischieve.

	the "correct" fix is to convince the purveyors of
	the product which include this brain-dead system call to remove
	it and implement disc quotas (a la 4.3/2.10.1BSD).

	Steven M. Schultz
	sms at wlv.imsd.contel.com

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