How to limit memory usage per user?

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Issue

  • I would like to cap the amount of memory the users on a server can use. The applications developed by our users have memory leaks and I want to prevent them from using all the memory and crashing the system.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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