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authorAndrew G. Morgan <>2002-01-19 07:10:45 +0000
committerAndrew G. Morgan <>2002-01-19 07:10:45 +0000
commit61ed1ee492ffb411887fd5b9cbb51715f1eb1e1e (patch)
tree26d8b883fbd6f0801ffe072b5edf5a6a38eff373 /doc/modules
parent14d7d6bc3cec5cb6d971e452c5370eb8644da55e (diff)
Relevant BUGIDs: 493294
Purpose of commit: bugfix and document Commit summary: --------------- The login limit counting seemed to have its math incorrect. The default has been changed to the sane one, and a new module argument has been added "utmp_early" that returns the module to its old behavior. Thanks to Berend De Schouwe for getting to the bottom of this issue.
Diffstat (limited to 'doc/modules')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/doc/modules/pam_limits.sgml b/doc/modules/pam_limits.sgml
index 961f0b55..eaa16bd9 100644
--- a/doc/modules/pam_limits.sgml
+++ b/doc/modules/pam_limits.sgml
@@ -54,7 +54,8 @@ configuration file discussed below.
<tag><bf>Recognized arguments:</bf></tag>
-<tt/debug/; <tt>conf=/path/to/file.conf</tt>
+<tt/debug/; <tt>conf=/path/to/file.conf</tt>; <tt>change_uid</tt>;
@@ -80,6 +81,13 @@ option if you have problems like login not forking a shell for user
who has no processes. Be warned that something else may break when
you do this.
+<item><tt/utmp_early/ -
+some broken applications actually allocate a utmp entry for the user
+before the user is admitted to the system. If some of the services you
+are configuring PAM for do this, you can selectively use this module
+argument to compensate for this behavior and at the same time maintain
+system-wide consistency with a single limits.conf file.
<tag><bf>Examples/suggested usage:</bf></tag>