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Re: [chat] Killing run away scripts

* This one time, at band camp, Ken Foskey said:
> I have a program last compiled in May no significant change in data just 
> decided to loop,  Oracle update  lots of processes eventually crippling 
> the box,  the database is on the same box.    The whole thing took  36 
> hours to notice we were having 'issues'.   Big brother here we come.
> What I was thinking is how I can register a kill command after a couple 
> of hours.   This whole process takes minutes and if it is hours then it 
> has screwed up.   Is there anyway of doing this portably between unices.
> Ta
> KenF

It isn't hard to do that, but would it not be better to fix the problem
rather than 'randomly' killing processes.

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