Setting nproc in /etc/security/limits.conf has no effect in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Issue

  • Setting nproc entry in /etc/security/limits.conf has no effect.
  • Raising nproc limit does not prevent fork() failures.
  • What order are the limits files in the /etc/security/limits.d directory read in?
  • What is the order in reading system limit entries?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, 7

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