Process killed


#1

Hi,
I launched a command on ssh and I got the message which said that my process has been killed because it uses too much memory or cpu.
what are the policies? the limit? how many time can I try it again?..
Thanks
Fred


#2

Look into using the ‘nice’ command preceding your command.

nice -19 yourscript.sh

-Scott


#3

thanks but I got the message again:
Yikes! One of your processes (wget, pid 10746) was just killed because your
processes are, as a whole, consuming too much memory. If you believe you’ve
received this message in error, please contact Support.


#4

Ok, so it’s memory. Nice only helps with CPU. Are you forking process from that script? Something you’re running needs to be tweaked to use less memory.

-Scott


#5

what does mean forking?
I’m doing a “wget”.
I didn’t put it in a .sh script, I put the nice command right before the wget.
Thanks for helping me on this Scott.


#6

Since you’re able to narrow it down to a single command, you can try the ‘top’ command from another terminal window to see the memory usage by your wget. I’m surprised that a wget causes a memory issue. If the ‘top’ listing doesn’t shed some light on it, submit a ticket to support with the command you’re running and see if they can explain why it’s getting killed.

-Scott