[LAU] memlock limits not set correctly?

Dominique Michel dominique.c.michel at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 22:38:50 CET 2019

Le Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:01:21 -0500,
Bill Gribble <grib at billgribble.com> a écrit :

> This has just popped up on my audio machine and I am not sure
> what is going on.  It's probably a change somewhere in PAM or
> GDM config.  If anyone knows what's up I would appreciate a clue.
> Thanks!
> Bill Gribble
> # I would get -EAGAIN if the segment was too big... what's the limit?
> grib at ghost:~$ ulimit -l
> 65536
On an openrc gentoo system, I get:

# ulimit -l

> # What?  Just 64MB? That explains the error,
> # but I thought audio group had unlimited memlock
> grib at ghost:~$ groups
> grib cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev staff netdev bluetooth
> grib at ghost:~$ grep memlock /etc/security/limits.d/audio.conf
> @audio   -  memlock    unlimited

# cat /etc/security/limits.d/40-audio.conf
@audio	-	rtprio	99
@audio	-	memlock	unlimited
@audio	-	nice -5


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