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Old Unix and Linux 04-12-2007   -   Original Discussion by unclefab
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Originally Posted by Perderabo
And it is possible for a large process to be unable to fork while smaller processes have no problem.
Quite right of course and as an extension, some bigger process might die because it runs out of memory, leaving enough room for applications with a smaller memory footprint to run quite happily.

Both of the suggestion I posted were to run prior to the problem happening. The cron to give a general idea of what was happening, or more simply to periodically run the commands before the problem happened which might in fact point out the exact cause before the problem happened for example some application or script writing a huge log file to /tmp.

Last edited by reborg; 04-12-2007 at 07:17 PM..