Bittorrent complains unable to setrlimit not allowed to raise maximum limit

Ever wondered why Bittorrent complains that it is unable to setrlimit not allowed to raise maximum limit while starting. Most people would ignore this harmless warning but I just had to know why. First I posted a support request on Bittorrent Support site , I am still waiting for any response from them. Meanwhile here is the error message if you haven’t seen it before. $ bittorrent-console >>> unable to setrlimit not allowed to raise maximum limit In plain speak, its the python interpreters way of saying “look I need more system resources”. So,lets try to do just that. In gnu/Linux the Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) are used to place a cap on system resources. The /etc/security/limit.conf is the configuration file where the limits are, raise the limits and the warning will go away. Here is a example of the /etc/security/limits.conf configuration. * soft core 0 * hard rss 10000 @student hard nproc 20 @faculty soft nproc 20 @faculty hard nproc 50 ftp hard nproc 0 @student – maxlogins 4 More information on limits.conf configuration syntax is available here Happy Torrenting !!!!! Resources