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Hello everbody:
when issuing the ulimit -a, on my tru64 machone, I get the following:

root@billing4# ulimit -a
time(seconds) unlimited
file(blocks) unlimited
data(kbytes) 10485760
stack(kbytes) 32768
memory(kbytes) 10190528
coredump(blocks) 0
nofiles(descriptors) 4096
vmemory(kbytes) 6291456

when another user issued it he got different data parameters, when I as a root switched to that user using "su - user" i kept getting the same parameters as root.

my question now, can I increase the size of the stack, is it per user, or per session, and whast the potential side effects for such step??

Thanks in advance
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Processes running with owner "root" are not affected by the limit, still, you can change the values with "ulimit -s newvalue". Non root user should not have bigger limit then RAM.
 

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