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Error `ksh: /etc/profile: ulimit: exceeds allowable limit` When Setting Ulimit For File Descriptors (Doc ID 356246.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version 2.6 and later
Linux x86
Red Hat Advanced Server
Red Hat Advanced ServerLinux x86
RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0
***Checked for relevance on December 29, 2008***
***Checked for relevance on 10-Apr-2013***


You have followed these three steps to increase your ulimit settings:

1. Add these lines to the /etc/security/limits.conf file:  



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