[linux-audio-dev] Re: Please test the RT rlimits patch for audio

Paul set at pobox.com
Sat May 7 02:52:50 UTC 2005

Jody McIntyre <scjody at modernduck.com>, on Sun May 01, 2005 [09:51:19 PM] said:
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 08:13:21AM +1000, Luke Yelavich wrote:
> > Some distros, like Slackware do not use pam. How could this patch still 
> > be used?
> Whatever deals with /etc/limits.conf will need to be patched.  I can
> probably come up with a patch if you can point me to the sources.
> Jody


	I believe the program you would want to modify would be
the 'login' program.  This can be provided by different
packages-- eg. if you use PAM, you will have a pam'ified login.
Slackware seems to use the login program provided by the shadow
package. (Actually, for people that dont care about PAM, a
modified login program might be a simpler solution-- I dont know
what the other ramifications of that might be offhand though;)


	The shadow login would use /etc/limits, which exists on the
slackware box I have access to. (there is a man page for limits(5))

set at pobox.com

ps. In theory is it possible to have a Gentoo system without PAM, in
which case the shadow packages login would also be used.

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