[Dev] Server crashes can be OOMs

Esteban Carnevale alfplayer at mailoo.org
Fri Mar 18 14:19:29 GMT 2016

On 2016-03-17 15:29, fauno wrote:
> Esteban Carnevale <alfplayer at mailoo.org> writes:
>> On 2016-03-17 14:00, Esteban Carnevale wrote:
>>> Memory on the server is normally ~ 50 %. Sometimes Labs Ruby 
>>> processes
>>> are executed which use ~ 30 % total. I've seen Parabolaweb use ~ 10 
>>> %,
>>> so if these two, and possibly others, take memory at the same time, 
>>> the
>>> server can go out of memory. Is this acceptable for Labs?
>>> Examples of "sar -r" and "top -o %MEM" with high Labs memory usage on
>>> the file attached.
>> Parabolaweb alone taking 50 % later today (shown on attached file).
>> It's an OOM waiting to happen. I think I'll reboot it any minute now
>> as I lack a better idea.
> btw as a quick fix you can configure monit to monitor parabolaweb's by
> pid and restart it when ram usage is over certain threshold.

It reached 90 %. I restarted parabolaweb some minutes ago. Let's see
how much it helps.

Esteban Carnevale <alfplayer at mailoo.org>

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