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Re: Restarting killed processes

On Friday 31 October 2003 20:25, BruceG wrote:
> > Ainsi parla BruceG le 304ème jour de l'an 2003:
> >> Hey all,
> >>
> >>    I recently installed sendmail / ipopd / apache /squirrelmail to
> >>    make a SMTP/POP mail server with a Web interface. I'm running
> >>    Debian Stable. My PC is kind of clunky and old (100 Mhz, 16Meg RAM,
> >>    1 Gig disk space). I've noticed that some processes stop overnight.
> >>    Apache, mandb, klogd,... - mainly it's Apache that stops.
> >
> > Do they _really_ stop, or only logging ? if it's this one, man
> > logrotate may help you
> Yeah, they stop. I was on a different PC and tried to connect to my web
> server. Couldn't connect. I went to the server and saw the message "VM:
> killing process Apache" on the console. I tried wading through the logs,
> but they're a little difficult for a newbie to understand.
your system is probably out of memory and so it has to kill some processes. 
Have you got enough swap space? AFAIK it is better to have a seperate swap 
partition instead of a swap file, as the filesystem driver may need some 
memory to write data to the swap file.

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