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

Last updated on APRIL 22, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 4.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
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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