[CentOS] Top process automatically killed

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 13:25:14 UTC 2006

On 11/21/06, Abd El-Hameed Ayad <hamid at use-trade.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>     Can modifications to /etc/security/limits.conf cause top process to
> be automatically killed.
> First, Here is the contents of the /etc/security/limits.conf
> *                hard    cpu             2
> *                soft    nproc           5
> *                hard    nproc           10
> mailnull         hard    nproc           100

Your numbers seem VERY low except for mailnull.
I would really recommend restricting user groups instead of
EVERYTHING. I believe top may be using more resources than you've
allowed, and is being killed because of it.

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George Orwell

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