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[Bug 711363] New: File descriptor limits don't work in sysconfig
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  • Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 21:20:12 +0000
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Summary: File descriptor limits don't work in sysconfig
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.4
Version: Final
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: openSUSE 11.4
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: YaST2
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: andysem@xxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/535.1 (KHTML,
like Gecko) Chrome/13.0.782.112 Safari/535.1

If I set either hard or soft file descriptor limits in /etc/sysconfig editor in
yast, the specified values aren't applied at system startup. Apparently, limit
values are written to the /etc/sysconfig/ulimit but /etc/initscript fails to
interpret them somehow.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open yast, select /etc/sysconfig editor.
2. Navigate to System->Limits->HARDFDLIMIT or SOFTFDLIMIT.
3. Specify a non-default value (e.g. 8192).
4. Save and reboot.
5. After reboot open console and type "ulimit -a | grep 'open files'".
Actual Results:
The output indicates that the specified limits were not applied (in my case,
the output was 1024 instead of 8192).

Expected Results:
The limits should apply after reboot.

The current workaround is to force the limit in /etc/security/limits.conf file.

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