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SubjectRE: Killing/balancing processes when overcommited
Hi,

On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Jim Sibley wrote:
> And this is not just limited to memory exhaustion. For example, if I exceed
> the maximum number of files, I can't log on to fix the problem. If the
> installation could set some priorities, they could say who to sacrifice in
> order to keep others running.

These problems can be solved via ulimit. I was referring to things like
rsyncd which was blowing up under certain situations, but runs under a
trusted account (say UID=0). In order to condemn it you'd need the setup
I've mentioned.

Thunder
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