ulimit for NRPE

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Tue Feb 1 09:03:01 CET 2005

Jason Martin wrote:
> Is NRPE at all resiliant to plugins that inadvertanly forkbomb
> or otherwise take too many resources?   I was thinking that it'd
> be nice for NRPE to be able to set the ulimit parameters so that
> plugins cannot blow up. 

This is simple enough to do outside of the daemon, so it will probably 
not be implemented any time soon inside it. At least not without a 
patch. Which reminds me. I've got to get going on that 2.1 release.

Now, I've been thinking about implementing a couple of internal commands 
in NRPE, like memcheck and such that can easily be retrieved through a 
simple syscall. Would anybody be interested in hacking up some 
BSD/AIX/HPUX/Tru64 code for that? I'm thinking the equivalence of the 
sysinfo(2) and statfs(2) syscalls on linux, for starters.

Andreas Ericsson                   andreas.ericsson at op5.se
OP5 AB                             www.op5.se
Lead Developer

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