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CPU, RAM and IO Limits whith Cgroups and Systemd

Systemd made imposing a limits on a customer account so they do not bring the server down relatively easy.

You just need to ensure that it cgroups are fully enabled .


nano /etc/default/grub


find GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”  ” and add the systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 there, save


update-grub && reboot


Next execute

systemctl set-property user.slice CPUAccounting=1

systemctl set-property user.slice MemoryAccounting=1

systemctl set-property user.slice IOAccounting=1

systemctl daemon-reload

systemctl restart user.slice


Create slices for every user on the server with their limits


where 1000 is the UID and set there your limits





IOReadBandwidthMax= / 15M

IOWriteBandwidthMax= / 15M

IOReadIOPSMax= / 1024

IOWriteIOPSMax= / 1024


CPUQuota 100% is equal to 1 CPU core (HT)

Memory Limit and Block IO can be K,M,G …

/ is device or just paht /var/log for example

Some varibles differs from the DA forum post as i finally managed to find updated docs


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