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From Alex Bligh <a...@alex.org.uk>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Unbelievable : one single apache process uses more than whole server memory (5 gigabytes) !
Date Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:56:10 GMT


--On 18 August 2012 11:35:29 +0200 Denis BUCHER <dbucherml@hsolutions.ch> 
wrote:

> OK, but my problem is that when I detect an "offending" process (using
> too much memory), it's already too late !
>
> The strace will only show mmaps until "[crit] Memory allocation failed" !
>
> Do you have a suggestion on how I could "intercept" these processes
> before the problem happens ?

rlimit maybe.

I'd suggest something is trying to allocate a 'negative' amount of memory.
The real answer is to locate the bug. If you really want to do that,
build/install debug versions of your s/w, attach gdb to the running
process, and ask for a backtrace.

-- 
Alex Bligh

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