How to Set Limits on User Running Processes in Linux

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Marin Todorov

I am a bachelor in computer science and a Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator. Currently working as a Senior Technical support in the hosting industry. In my free time I like testing new software and inline skating.

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3 Responses

  1. Jalal Hajigholamali says:


    Thanks a lot.

  2. Marin Todorov says:

    Can you actually see what processes are being executed? Share those with so we can have a better understanding of the issue. Also my suggestion is to check the IO utilisation as well

  3. Sandeep Singh Rawat says:

    Hi Ravi,

    I am facing the issue with oracle user, user complains for slowness in Apache. while slowness issue I am not able to login with oracle users. It is giving error like resources are in use. Every time i have to restart my network services. I have set my oracle user limits in /etc/security/limits.conf as oracle soft nproc 16384
    oracle hard nproc 16384
    oracle soft nofile 4096
    oracle hard nofile 65536
    oracle soft stack 10240.

    Please share if you can help me.

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