Util-linux 2:21 brings new commands
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Karel Zak has released him in charge of collection of Linux utilities in version 2.21.
The release introduces two new commands.One is “” chcpu “and is intended for multi-processor computers. With his help, the admin CPUs off on and off and assign a virtual machine or escape. The second new addition is called” prlimit “and uses the same system call, which has kernel 2.6.36 is available. This program is the old shell-builtin “ulimit” and replace process is both soft and hard limits for multiple resources. These include the number of open files, the resident set size (RSS), the stack size, the priority and the number of pending signals.
There are also thoroughly revised code for “login”, is now exclusively uses PAM for authentication and Suse compatible implementation. The command “losetup” shows users without root privileges existing loopback device. A list of all changes can be found in the release notes . The new version of the GPL software is available as a source tarball for download available.