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Re: [SLUG] tuning a maximum load
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] tuning a maximum load
- From: Martin Barry <marty@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 14:48:50 +1000
- User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)
$quoted_author = "Grant Street" ;
> I have a problem where I am running thirdparty software sporadically my
> machine(s) get into a state where they are responsive to pings but not
> ssh or a local console.
Re-nicing the troublesome software doesn't help?
> 1 enable Magic SysRq to hopefully get somthing out of it.
You could give that a try and see if it gets you a console back at least.
> 2 Is there a way to tune the way/algorithm the kernel uses so that under
> load it will kill off processes earlier or more aggresively under
> extreme load.
I'm not aware of anything like a CPU version of OOM killer but I have come
across a project aimed at process level CPU limiting.
"It'd go along with the 'Caution - hidden dip' signs on some of then more
undulating local roads, which always have me looking out for concealed bowls of
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