Tunde is studying for his RHCSA exam. Please show and explain 5 examples of the ulimit command to help him to master it.
Certainly, I'd be glad to help Tunde master the
ulimit command, which is used to control user-level resource limits in a Linux system. Here are five examples along with explanations to assist Tunde's understanding:
View Current Resource Limits:
- Explanation: This command displays all the current resource limits for the user.
-a: Show all resource limits.
Set Soft and Hard Limit for Maximum Number of Open Files:
ulimit -n 1024
- Explanation: This command sets both the soft and hard limits for the maximum number of open files to 1024. The soft limit can be adjusted within the range of the hard limit.
-n: Sets the maximum number of open files.
Set Soft Limit for Maximum Core Dump Size:
ulimit -c 0
- Explanation: This command sets the soft limit for the maximum core dump size to 0, which effectively disables core dumps. This is useful for systems where core dumps are not needed or when there's limited disk space.
-c: Sets the maximum core dump size.
Set Soft Limit for Maximum Process Virtual Memory Size:
ulimit -v 512000
- Explanation: This command sets the soft limit for the maximum virtual memory size of a process to 512000 KB (kilobytes).
-v: Sets the maximum virtual memory size.
Set Soft Limit for Maximum Stack Size:
ulimit -s 8192
- Explanation: This command sets the soft limit for the maximum stack size of a process to 8192 KB (kilobytes).
-s: Sets the maximum stack size.
Remember, these examples cover some common use cases of the
ulimit command. Tunde can experiment with these commands and further explore the different resource limits available for manipulation. It's also important to note that changes made using the
ulimit command are temporary and will only affect the current session. To make changes persistent, Tunde might need to adjust configuration files like
profile files, depending on the Linux distribution he's using.