[ILUG] Ulimit and NFS
felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Fri Jul 16 09:41:11 IST 2004
Quoting Greg McRandal <mcrandal at maths.tcd.ie>:
> I'm wondering if when you open a file on an NFS share does it count against
> the ulimit of the machine you are on or against the ulimit of the machine on
> which the file resides?
I don't really know much about NFS and the actual architectural workings behind
such filesystems but I would have thought that opening of files across a
network would actually count against both machines.
The file itself would be counted against the machine it resided on, but because
of the network connection and the open pipe which is created on the machine
that your sitting at, would count against the ulimit on your machine.
So I would have thought you get an indirectly added count against the ulimit on
the machine your sitting at and a direct count against the machine the file
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