On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 02:38:00PM -0500, Mike Black wrote:
> How do normal users get to create/maintain large files (i.e. >2G) in Linux
> 2.4 on i386?
> The root user can make filesize unlimited but a non-root user cannot. They
> come up with the same limits in both tcsh and bash (i.e. filesize
> 1048576 kbytes or 0x40000000)
Check your distribution's login process. The kernel sets no default
limit, but several distributions let you set default limits for login.
It's quite common to see core limits set on all logins, and I seem to
recall at least Debian setting some of the other limits too.
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