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Re: [multitail] WARNING



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)

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