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SubjectRe: isolating process..
On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 12:37:55PM +0300, Bohdan Vlasyuk wrote:
> Is it possible by any means to isolate any given process, so that
> it'll be unable to crash system. Suppose all the process needs is
> stdin, stdout, and CPU time. Can Linux guarantee that given process
> won't hurt system stability ? Let us soppose that we have ideal CPU
> without mistakes. How can I limit CPU time/Mem Usage for given
> process?

You just gave a nice description what an OS kernel should do :)

> Please, supply ANY suggestions.
> My ideas:
> create some user, and decrease his ulimits up to miminum of 1 process,
> 0 core size, appropriate memory/ etc.

That's indeed the way to do it.


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of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems,
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