I am facing memory/data segment issues while running git. However, if I set my ulimits to a bit higher like below.

ulimit -m 262144

ulimit -d 262144

It runs fine. Don't we have anyway to allocate more memory/data segment while running git commands.

  • By default those should be unlimited, so perhaps you are on a system where limits have been configured. You could just add ulimit -m unlimited & ulimit -d unlimited to ~/.profile and/or ~/.bashrc. – goldilocks Sep 30 '13 at 15:58
  • yeah..but I want more is to run git with some memory options. I'll be playing with system security stuffs if I set parameters to unlimited. – Ahmad Sep 30 '13 at 16:10
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    Limiting (or not limiting) those particular fields is not really a security issue. If the administration really does not want you to exceed a certain value, it will have a hard limit set, and you need superuser permissions to change that. – goldilocks Sep 30 '13 at 16:24

/etc/security/limits.conf will do exactly what you want. It can limit just a single program name, thus will not impact 'global' settings the way ulimit will.

Run the manpage: man limits.conf

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  • This is a great answer. But doesn't solve my problem as I don't have access to /etc/security folder. – Ahmad Oct 1 '13 at 8:37
  • Make a request of the system admin to put the entry in for you. It's okay if an admin has to do work now and then ;-) – Andrew Oct 1 '13 at 14:18

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