Error in /var/log/maillog ...

Walter H. Walter.H at
Mon Jun 12 15:53:09 EDT 2017

On 12.06.2017 20:02, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> Quoting "Walter H. via Info-cyrus" <info-cyrus at>:
>> on my CentOS6 I see this error
>> Jun 12 08:02:33 mail master[1941]: setrlimit: Unable to set file
>> descriptors limit to -1: Operation not permitted
> It is normal-ish.
> It might be useful to look at /etc/security/limits.conf and ulimits in 
> general.
/etc/security/limits.conf is empty (everything is commented out)

/etc/security/limits.d/90-nproc.conf is this

# Default limit for number of user's processes to prevent accidental 
fork bombs.
# See rhbz #432903 for reasoning.

*          soft    nproc     1024
root       soft    nproc     unlimited

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