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RE: [SLE] kernel: VM: killing process
  • From: "Simon Oliver" <s.oliver@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 12:58:32 -0000
  • Message-id: <003201c3ff8c$e6e44610$a06e5882@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
After a little investigation it seems that my system is running out of
memory!

It looks like a user is trying to allocate more memory that the system has
(real+swap). I know that this can be controlled by setting resource limits.
But please can someone explain the difference between the following, and
where one would use them.

datasize
stacksize
memoryuse
vmemoryuse
memorylocked

I've read the man pages for both bash/ulimit and tcsh/limit but the only
limit that seems to make any difference is vmemoryuse.

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Simon Oliver


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