The M(pam_limits) module modify PAM limits, default in /etc/security/limits.conf. For the full documentation, see man limits.conf(5).

Options

namedescriptionrequiredchoices
domain 1. username, @groupname, wildcard, uid/gid range. true
limit_type Limit type, see C(man limits) for an explanation true
  • hard
  • soft
limit_item The limit to be set true
  • core
  • datafsizememlocknofilerssstackcpunprocasmaxloginsmaxsysloginsprioritylockssigpendingmsgqueuenicertpriochroot
value The value of the limit. true
backup Create a backup file including the timestamp information so you can get the original file back if you somehow clobbered it incorrectly.
  • yes
  • no
use_min If set to C(yes), the minimal value will be used or conserved. If the specified value is inferior to the value in the file, file content is replaced with the new value, else content is not modified.
  • yes
  • no
use_max If set to C(yes), the maximal value will be used or conserved. If the specified value is superior to the value in the file, file content is replaced with the new value, else content is not modified.
  • yes
  • no
dest Modify the limits.conf path.
comment Comment associated with the limit.

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