kern/127929: Not work limits from login.conf

Mateusz Guzik mjguzik at
Tue Oct 7 20:00:16 UTC 2008

The following reply was made to PR kern/127929; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Mateusz Guzik <mjguzik at>
To: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: kern/127929: Not work limits from login.conf
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 21:32:16 +0200

 Switching to another user by simple `su user` doesn't change resource
 limits (as noted in the man page).
 Programs like suexec just call setuid(), while resource limits must be
 applied separately. You can search for (or write your own) patches that
 implement support for resource limits in suexec, these are easy to find.
 Good luck,
 Mateusz Guzik

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