RHEL8: bash -c 'exit 2 & wait $!' command took a long time to return

Solution Verified - Updated -


On RHEL8 specific bash script took longer to return when ulimit -u set a large or unlimited value.

time bash -c 'exit 2 & wait $!'


  • HP Superdome Flex
  • RHEL 8.1
  • bash-4.4.19-10

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