limit datasize

Giuseppe Pagnoni gpagnon at
Fri Apr 21 13:00:49 UTC 2006

Dear all,

I am running into a memory problem when using large datasets.  The  
limit command shows:

cputime      unlimited
filesize     unlimited
datasize     524288 kbytes
stacksize    65536 kbytes
coredumpsize unlimited
memoryuse    unlimited
vmemoryuse   unlimited
descriptors  11095
memorylocked unlimited
maxproc      5547
sbsize       unlimited

however, /etc/login.conf shows that the default setting is "unlimited":

         :path=/sbin /bin /usr/sbin /usr/bin /usr/games /usr/local/ 
sbin /usr/local/bin /usr/X11R6/bin ~/bin:\

Any suggestion on how to increase the limits?

thank you very much in advance


Giuseppe Pagnoni
Dept. of Psychiatry
101 Woodruff Circle
Altanta, GA 30322
Tel: 404-712-9582
Fax: 404-727-3233

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