Problem : ksh: ulimit: 0403-045 The specified value is outside the user’s allowable range.
$ ulimit -a
$ ulimit -n 2048
ksh: ulimit: 0403-045 The specified value is outside the user’s allowable range.
When am trying to extend the ulimit size its not allowing me….
it is AIX Server ML6 and service pack 3
Solution: ksh: ulimit: 0403-045 The specified value is outside the user’s allowable range.
to make it (hopefully) a little bit clearer:
In AIX the user limits are constrained by two values:
1. the soft limit: This is the initial value of the limit at login, before any changes made by the shell etc.
2. the hard limit: A user can change the limit on his own up to this value, but not beyond.
So, if you need a higher limit than your configured hard limit will allow, you will have to ask your system administrator to raise the HARD value of the limit in question, e. g.
chuser fsize_hard=[raised_value] [username]
A value of -1 means ‘unlimited’.
HTH, best greetings