Re: Cleaning away old processes (idle-jobb-killer 2)
On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 10:39:41PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Finn-Arne Johansen]
> > On Time we kill all processes each night on the thin-client server that
> > is not run by either root or daemon. I think that is the script
> > night-kill that is run.
> Such configuration is rather crude. Will it kill system daemons
> running as their own user? The ijk2 script tries to detect if a given
> user is logged in or not, and kill the processes based on this and
> other information. I believe its logic would be interesting to extend
> and improve.
Yes, it would be interesting to look at.
night-kill are by default told to skip processes owned by root and
daemon (The variable KEPPONES)
also there is a variable USERLIMIT=10000, which tell the script only to
consider processes owned by uid >= $USERLIMIT
And it looks for a config file where this might be overridden located
It's all in version 1.0 (venus)
> > So I'm not sure if the mail to users is of any use.
> Good point. It should probably be optional to send emails. But if
> such emails are sent, it is a good way for users to detect problems
> with their configuration or the way they log out. At least that is my