merlyn at dreaming.org
Mon Apr 28 14:40:31 PDT 2003
It's not so much a load issue. I don't want these users constantly
connected, as they treat it like a bot service, which we are far from.
We have edited the login.conf but to no luck.
From: Dan Nelson [mailto:dnelson at allantgroup.com]
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 5:11 PM
To: Shane Hale
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Limiting Processes
In the last episode (Apr 28), Shane Hale said:
> I'm trying to limit the amount of time a process will run in userland.
> Some of the users on my the network decide to keep BitchX and IRC
> processes running for eons and I'm wondering if there is a way to stop
You can set per-process cpu limits in /etc/login.conf (the cputime
capability). Although you may be misreading the CPU column. It's in
minutes:seconds.fractions, so for example
> beastah 29501 0.0 1.2 3324 1460 p3 Ss+ 11Apr03 2:37.11 BitchX
-n BeAsTaH irc.gamesnet.net (BitchX-1.0c19)
This user started a session on the 11th, and it has consumed 2 minutes
of CPU time. Not all that much for 17 days of real time. If you have a
CPU load issue it's probably someplace else.
If you just want to kill long-running processes on principle, the idled
utility in ports/sysutils/idled might have a way to do that.
dnelson at allantgroup.com
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