Setting Shell Limits For Grid and Oracle Users

This post advises how to set resources limit correctly.

ulimit is to provide control over system resources. Setting limits to allow the user to use resources as much as really needed, so the system resources can be shared by all users fairly.

There are different ways and different places (/etc/security/limits.conf, /etc/profile, etc ) for setting shell limits, which are easily overlooked and confused by DBA.

This post will explain how to setup shell limits properly and correctly.

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