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How can I restrict RAM usage for a particular user or process?

How can I restrict RAM usage for a particular user or process?

I'm using a background service that leaks memory from time to time. To prevent using the Alt+SysRq REISUB[1], I'd like to restrict the RAM usage for one process or a system user.

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ulimit is your friend. Check out the -m flag. I think you set this before you launch your process and it applies from then on (in the current shell).