[LAU] memlock limits not set correctly?

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Wed Jan 16 23:16:33 CET 2019

On 1/16/19 11:02 PM, Michael Jarosch wrote:

> I also tried this on my laptop, a debian testing system:
> :~$ ulimit
> unlimited

If you call ulimit without any option it shows the "file size" limit
(same as `ulimit -f`).

> :~$ ulimit -l
> 65536

only 64MB.  How about

   ulimit -aH

That lists all hard limits. Another nice tool to show all limits is


> Can someone explain the difference?
> /etc/security/limits.d/audio.conf says:
> @audio   -  rtprio     95
> @audio   -  memlock    unlimited

Is your user in the audio group?


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