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Re: [multitail] WARNING



$ ~/bin/multitail -V

 --*- multitail 3.9.15 (C) 2003-2006 by folkert@vanheusden.com -*--

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$ 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


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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
> 
> 
> 
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-- 
Michael McDaniel
Portland, Oregon, USA
http://autosys.us
+1 503 283 5284