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Trying to become another user on Linux/getting error logging to server – su: cannot ser user id: Resource temporarily unavailable

emerson@linux:~ $ sudo su – oracle
sudo password for emerson:
su: cannot ser user id: Resource temporarily unavailable
emerson@linux:~ $

The number of processes for the user must have exceeded the soft limit. Change it to a higher number

root@linux:~ # vi /etc/security/limits.conf
oracle soft nproc 2047
oracle hard nproc 16384

Source: “cannot set user id: Resource temporarily unavailable” while trying to login or su as a local user in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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