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Re: [multitail] WARNING



Yes and please do a 'ltrace -p pid' and 'strace -p pid of multitail' on
it.

On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 07:05:21PM +0100, Scott Wilcox wrote:
> I had a similar thing, I came back one day to multitail using 87% CPU, 
> on a slackware machine monitoring 4 log files. I'll see if I can 
> reproduce it and let you know if so.
> 
> Scott.
> 
> Michael McDaniel wrote:
> >script is:
> >
> >#!/bin/sh
> >
> >sudo /home/mmcdanie/bin/multitail                    \
> >      -csn -cs -wh  8 -c -m 8192 "/var/log/messages" \
> >      -csn -cs        -c -m 8192 "/var/log/mail"
> >
> >#% end
> >
> >
> >command line is:
> >
> >$ multi-start.sh
> >
> >
> >
> >NOTE that mail log is fairly busy on this machine.
> >
> >~M
> >
> >
> >On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 10:29:29AM -0700, Michael McDaniel wrote:
> >  
> >>$ ~/bin/multitail -V
> >>
> >> --*- multitail 3.9.15 (C) 2003-2006 by folkert@vanheusden.com -*--
> >>
> >>Thank you for using MultiTail.
> >>If you have any suggestion on how I can improve this program,
> >>do not hesitate to contact me at folkert@vanheusden.com
> >>Website is available at: http://www.vanheusden.com/multitail/
> >>
> >>
> >>$ uname -a
> >>Linux mail 2.6.8-24.13-smp #1 SMP Fri Mar 18 10:19:42 UTC 2005 i686 i686 
> >>i386 GNU/Linux
> >>
> >>
> >>~M
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 09:47:55AM -0700, Michael McDaniel wrote:
> >>    
> >>> I was monitoring a geographically distant email server via
> >>> ssh and multitail when I got a call that no one (multiple
> >>> customers) can access their email.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> It *appears* that multitail has filled up my process table with
> >>> zombie ('tail <defunct>') processes.  Multitail was the only
> >>> thing running that would have created a tail process as best
> >>> as I can tell.
> >>>
> >>> I was able to run a 'ps xauw' and saw many, many of these zombies.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I am now having someone in the area drive to the machine to
> >>> hard reset it (because the process table is full and I have
> >>> not been able to run shutdown on my existing ssh connection,
> >>> due to '-bash: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable'.  Lucky
> >>> I got the ps to run.
> >>>
> >>> I'll send more information after the email server is rebooted
> >>> (e.g. multitail version, uname info, etc.).
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>-- 
> >>>Michael McDaniel
> >>>Portland, Oregon, USA
> >>>http://autosys.us
> >>>+1 503 283 5284
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>>This message was sent through the MultiTail mailinglist 
> >>>(www.vanheusden.com/multitail)
> >>>      
> >>-- 
> >>Michael McDaniel
> >>Portland, Oregon, USA
> >>http://autosys.us
> >>+1 503 283 5284
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>This message was sent through the MultiTail mailinglist 
> >>(www.vanheusden.com/multitail)
> >>    
> >
> >  

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