path: root/modules/pam_limits/limits.conf.5.xml
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diff --git a/modules/pam_limits/limits.conf.5.xml b/modules/pam_limits/limits.conf.5.xml
index 939fa0fe..ecc6d5ff 100644
--- a/modules/pam_limits/limits.conf.5.xml
+++ b/modules/pam_limits/limits.conf.5.xml
@@ -18,6 +18,14 @@
<refsect1 id='limits.conf-description'>
+ The <emphasis></emphasis> module applies ulimit limits,
+ nice priority and number of simultaneous login sessions limit to user
+ login sessions. This description of the configuration file syntax
+ applies to the <filename>/etc/security/limits.conf</filename> file and
+ <filename>*.conf</filename> files in the
+ <filename>/etc/security/limits.d</filename> directory.
+ </para>
+ <para>
The syntax of the lines is as follows:
@@ -282,6 +290,9 @@
Also, please note that all limit settings are set
<emphasis>per login</emphasis>. They are not global, nor are they
permanent; existing only for the duration of the session.
+ One exception is the <emphasis>maxlogin</emphasis> option, this one
+ is system wide. But there is a race, concurrent logins at the same
+ time will not always be detect as such but only counted as one.
In the <emphasis>limits</emphasis> configuration file, the