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Re: [multitail] WARNING



 Thanks, Scott.  That would be great if you could reproduce it.
 I cannot risk a repeat of this morning else I would try to
 reproduce it in the same environment.

~M


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
> 
> 
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> 
>         --
>         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