background process limit?

Jez Hancock jez.hancock at
Sat Feb 14 12:30:47 PST 2004

On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 08:11:59PM +0100, Hugo ( wrote:
> Is there a way to limit background processes ? I need to separate these
> from foreground processes, but can't find a way to. Any ideas?

You can restrict the maximum number of processes a UID is allowed to run
concurrently by configuring login.conf(5).  Some more info might be

What exactly are you trying to achieve?
What do you mean by 'limit' and 'separate' in the above? You don't
qualify those verbs in the above :P

Jez Hancock
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