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bug #37608: man fron man-db package overstep RLIMIT_NPROC when run as root

Submitted by:  Ilya Tumaykin <coacher>
Submitted on:  Sun 21 Oct 2012 06:11:37 PM UTC  
 
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
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Sun 21 Oct 2012 06:11:37 PM UTC, original submission:

Hello.

I have a Gentoo amd64 machine with man-db 2.6.3 and linux kernel 3.5.4 patched with grsecurity patches. Every time I run `man man` as root I get lots of the following warnings in syslog:

When this command run as non-root user from a wheel group or as man user itself everything is fine.
Appropriate parts of limits.conf:

Of course, root is also in wheel group and `ulimit -aH` as root says:

I wonder, why root user is treated so specially by man-db and doesn't have the appropriate limits? And why there are more than 100 threads (or forks or smth else) just to show man page?

I've attached a couple of debugging outputs and an strace one. Could you please answer the above questions?

Ilya Tumaykin <coacher>

 

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file #26809:  man -d man output (as root) added by coacher (109kB - application/octet-stream)
file #26810:  strace -C man -d man output (as root) added by coacher (198kB - application/octet-stream)
file #26811:  man -d man output (as user) added by coacher (109kB - application/octet-stream)

 

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    Sun 21 Oct 2012 06:11:37 PM UTCcoacherAttached File-=>Added man -d man output (as root), #26809
      Attached File-=>Added strace -C man -d man output (as root), #26810
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