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'ulimit: max user processes: cannot modify limit:operation not permitted' Shown When Login (Doc ID 797052.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux Kernel - Version: 4.4
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

When login as oracle user, the following message showed on the console.
-bash: ulimit: max user processes: cannot modify limit:operation not permitted.

Changes

ulimit option '-u' which means maximum number of user processes was set to a bigger one directly by adding the following line in the $HOME/.bash_profile.
$ ulimit -u 4096
$ulimit -u
4096

Cause

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