Commit d3561f78 authored by Andrew Morton's avatar Andrew Morton Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] RLIMIT_CPU: document wrong return value

Document the fact that setrlimit(RLIMIT_CPU) doesn't return error codes when
it should.  I don't think we can fix this without a 2.7.x..

Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <>
Cc: Ulrich Weigand <>
Cc: Cliff Wickman <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent e0661111
......@@ -1656,6 +1656,13 @@ asmlinkage long sys_setrlimit(unsigned int resource, struct rlimit __user *rlim)
if (resource != RLIMIT_CPU)
goto out;
* RLIMIT_CPU handling. Note that the kernel fails to return an error
* code if it rejected the user's attempt to set RLIMIT_CPU. This is a
* very long-standing error, and fixing it now risks breakage of
* applications, so we live with it
if (new_rlim.rlim_cur == RLIM_INFINITY)
goto out;
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