Easy way to kill a 5.x/6.x box as a basic user.
Michael A. Koerber
mak at ll.mit.edu
Fri Oct 28 04:29:27 PDT 2005
I have found that ImageMagick writes to (and often fills up) /var/tmp...my system becomes sluggish,
The solution I have used is to 1) create a /usr/tmp, 2) remove /var/tmp , 3) make a symbolic link
between /usr/tmp and /var/tmp.
Perhaps ImageMagick could be patched to use a /usr/tmp directory for scratch.
Alternately, if one knew that this would be an issue, /var could be made to be a larger filesystem.
Dr Michael A. Koerber
Carl Makin wrote:
> Morning All,
> I've been playing with some GIS software and 32Mb TIFF images. Running
> ImageMagick's "convert" utility under my normal user login to convert
> the image to gif or jpeg blows away the system every time. No panic
> seen on the console and no core dump found, the system just quietly
> reboots. Upon reboot /var is full and corrupt and takes ages for the
> background fsck to fix it so I normally boot into single user mode and
> do it myself.
> Is anyone else seeing this? I can happily supply an image that causes
> the problem if someone wants to try it.
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