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Are ulimits inherited by the shell, by the user, or a combination?

When a process spawns a subshell, how is the ulimit inherited? Is it by user, by shell, or a combination? Specifically, this was found in the context of HP Server Automation jobs failing on some ...
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How to fix the entropy pool issue with RHEL 5.x

RHEL 5.x has an entropy-generation problem (held-over from kernel 2.4). Following directions from here has produced little-to-no results: How to increase entropy pool on a 2.6 kernel RHEL/Fedora ...
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LefHand p4000 cluster - volume

what is the best practice to create volumes to manage sql servers, file servers and web servers - all are in VM ? i am also planing a remote site with replication on selected volumes. Please give ...
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Getting a list of patches in an HPSA patch policy

I'm trying to get a list of patches contained in a Patch Policy in HPSA -- I can get what I need via the Twister web interface (under PatchPolicy.getPatches(), give it an ID, and it happily returns a ...
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How can order of IP addresses issued be controlled?

Every home router I've setup/used issues addresses from low to high. However, dhcpd from the Internet Systems Consortium seems to issue addresses in reverse order - ie, high to low. Is there a way ...
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RHEL 5.1 loses changes to /etc/hosts above lines for `localhost`

Is there a known fix (other than upgrading from 5.1) to fix /etc/hosts from being replaced on reboot? I discovered this behavior when running HP's Server Automation tools. HPSA sets-up a variety of ...
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Troubleshooting PXE-E11: ARP Timeout error under VMware ESXi 4 and HPSA 7.8

I am running HP Server Automation v7.8 in a lab environment on VMware ESXi, managed via vSphere 4. On the same host I have several small VMs for OS provisioning testing (512MB RAM, 10GB hdd, one NIC ...
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Windows physical server provisioning with HPSA 7.8

I have a physical server that I am trying to provision Windows to. At 58% of the way through copying files form the Core to the target server, the process hangs with either a samba time-out or an ...
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HP Server Automation - agent misreporting hostname

I've been using HP Server Automation for some time, but have noticed an interesting issue I'm hoping the SF community has seen / knows a workaround to. When the management agent on Solaris or RHEL ...