Ubuntu Studio needs an addition to limits.conf

Cory K. coryisatm at nc.rr.com
Fri Jul 27 12:22:19 BST 2007

Luke Yelavich wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 03:50:28AM EST, Cory K. wrote:
> > The Ubuntu Studio project adds "@audio - rtproi 99" to
> > /etc/security/limits.conf to allow RT access to applications that can
> > use it. ie: JACK. We do it with a ubuntustudio-settings package
> > currently that just adds the line to a users config.
> > This has caused us no issue but we have been told this isn't actually
> > the "preferred" way to do it. So, we're looking for a solution for this
> > that will satisfy all. Whether it can be safely added to the limits.conf
> > in the libpam-modules package or however.
> This is certainly something that would be worth doing, as its one less
> bit of baggage that has to be carried for the UbuntuStudio release. Yet
> we do need to work out how this can be done in such a way that any
> possible security risk is minimized.
> If anybody who is familiar with pam, and any security implications that
> arrise from doing this, it would be nice to hear your point of view.

This is something we really need help with soon as the deadline for new
packages fast approaches. The project really doesn't want to have to use
a outside repo again. :(


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