|Summary:||Chapter 15.15 (Resource Limits) misses important information|
|Component:||Documentation||Assignee:||freebsd-doc mailing list <doc>|
|Severity:||Affects Only Me|
Description pl 2013-09-04 14:00:00 UTC
Problem: In order to further secure my system I've build a custom kernel and included the RACCT and RCTL options to provide support for rctl, I've basically followed chapter 15.15 from the Handbook: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/security-resourcelimits.html In my opinion this chapter should either reference or copy the section about resource limits which can be found in chapter 14.4 of the handbook: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/users-limiting.html I'm referring to (quote:) "Resource limits differ from the default login capabilities in two ways. First, for every limit...". Motivation: Because this section claims to be dealing with resource limits as a whole (when looking at the title) I was sort of expecting a section which would try to cover all its bases so to speak. In my opinion the section where it is explained that "most resource limits apply per process to a specific user, not to the user as a whole" is a very important aspect for people new to this. Fix: Please note that these are only suggestions: Above the line "To enable this feature.." (at the top) a small section could be added: "Although the command is new the resource limits still comply to certain limitations as mentioned in chapter 14.14 of this handbook" (where "chapter 14.14" could be a link). Another suggestion: at the bottom, after the line "See rctl(8) to learn about them" this could be added: "Also see chapter 14.14 of this handbook which explains the differences between the default login capabilities and also provides a list of the most commonly used resource limits." (where "chapter 14.14" could also be a link).
Comment 1 Eitan Adler 2017-12-31 08:01:34 UTC
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