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From: Alan Cox <>
To: Dan Kegel <>
Subject: Re: Kernel call chain search tool?
Date: 26 Sep 2002 16:15:48 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, 2002-09-25 at 05:36, Dan Kegel wrote:
> <prelude>
> I have a large multithreaded program that has a habit of using too
> much memory, and as a safeguard, I want to kill it before it makes
> the system unstable.  The OOM killer often guesses wrong, and RLIMIT_AS
> kills too soon because of the address space used up by the many thread
> stacks.
> So I'd like an RLIMIT_RSS that just kills the fat process.

The RSS limit isnt a "kill" limit in Unix. its a residency limit. Its
preventing the obese process from getting more than a certain amount of
RAM as opposed to swap

  reply	other threads:[~2002-09-26 15:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-09-25  4:36 Dan Kegel
2002-09-26 15:15 ` Alan Cox [this message]
2002-09-26 16:17   ` Dan Kegel
2002-09-26 19:07     ` Rob Landley
2002-09-27  0:39       ` OOM killer hints (was: Re: Kernel call chain search tool?) Dan Kegel

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