I/O Flooding

Olaf Hoyer ohoyer at gaff.hhhr.ision.net
Sun Aug 3 10:29:11 PDT 2003

On Sun, 3 Aug 2003, Rus Foster wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm trying to work out a good way of stopping one process flooding the
> I/O. Basically I have a multuple user machine and would like to try to
> stop one person taking it down...


You will basically use login.conf to put user in user classes (set via
chpass $USER) and then restrict the number of simultaneous processes as
the simple way to do it. You can also limit the total CPU time a user is
allowed to handle.

But then you'd also have to look for processes that are allowed to run
as root...


Olaf Hoyer        ohoyer at gaff.hhhr.ision.net
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