Unable to start new processes

Chris MacDonald chris at fourthandvine.com
Tue Aug 24 06:31:25 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 10:13 PM, Cameron Hutchison <lists at xdna.net> wrote:
> If some process does have a memory leak, you may be able to track it by
> regularly getting a full process listing (say twice a day) and watching
> the VSS and RSS of your processes. Also run free(1) periodically and see
> if available memory is falling, and if the problem starts occur shortly
> after low memory.

I've added a peek at 'ps auxc' for apps with non-zero memory usage and
'free -m' to my watchdog script that loops though each remote host at
an interval of every two minutes or so, we'll see if anything
materializes. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll post back with results


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