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    SubjectRe: X killed
    Willy Tarreau wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 05:36:59PM +0000, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
    >
    >>Hi,
    >>
    >>I have a python application that kills X. I.e. the X process terminates,
    >>and all X programs receive broken links to the display and therefore
    >>also exit.
    >>
    >>The problem is, this python application is not supposed to kill
    >>anything, so I think it is a bug in X, but I cannot find any way to
    >>trace the fault. Even gdb says the application was killed, so exited
    >>normally, and results in no back trace.
    >>
    >>Is there any way in Linux to find out who did the "killing" ?
    >
    >
    > Probably that X was killed because your system encountered an OOM
    > (out of memory) condition. For instance, if python eats all the
    > memory, and if you have not set any memory usage limit with ulimit,
    > then you can get anything killed.
    >
    >
    >>James
    >
    >
    > Willy
    >
    >
    >

    My point is that there is no way to tell what kills me. No messages in
    syslog...nothing. Surely the OOM killer would send a message to ksyslog,
    or at least dmesg?

    James

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