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 limitIn 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