[ardour-users] limits.conf WARNING

Dragan Noveski perodog at gmx.net
Mon Jan 29 14:21:16 PST 2007

hi list,
starting ardour2 i get the following warning:

nowhiskey at murija2:~/software/ardour2$ ardour2 -v
WARNING: Your system has a limit for maximum amount of locked memory!
This might cause Ardour to run out of memory before your system runs out 
of memory. You can view the memory limit with 'ulimit -l', and it is 
normally controlled by /etc/security/limits.conf
Ardour/GTK 2.0beta11.1
   (built using 1343 and GCC version 4.0.4 20060507 (prerelease) (Debian 
nowhiskey at murija2:~/software/ardour2$ ulimit -l
nowhiskey at murija2:~/software/ardour2$

here the limits.conf looks like:

#@audio         -       nice            -19
#@audio         -       rtprio          99
#@audio         -       memlock         500000

# End of file
@audio - rtprio 99
@audio - memlock 250000
@audio - nice -10

if i change the memlock variable to 500000 and reboot, there still is 
the warning.

how much should memlock be set, and is the value of memlock affecting 
sth else on the system, that means, can i just experiment with changing 
the value more up, or can i demage sth with it?

i am here an agnula/debian testing.

hope somebody knows some answers,

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