Operating System, Redhat / CEntOS / Oracle Linux, Ubuntu

Fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable

Issue: 

It was reported that a particular application user is not able to Login.

Troubleshoot:
1. Tried Logging to the system with root user it was fine.
2. Tried to switich user it failed with an Error “Write Failed; Broken Pipe”
3. Created a file and it was working.
4. Tried switch the user. This time it goes through.
5. Tried running some jobs with the user. It throws an error saying “fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable”.
6. Then checked the “/etc/security/limits.d/90-nproc.conf” file to find out that all the users
are given nproc limit as 1024.

Resolution:
1. Changed it to a higher value and it solved the issue.

2. I changed the value to 4096.
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