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I have asked this question before although the answer is no longer sufficient nor current. I would like to repost this question; how can this be achieved using Amazon's tools?

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cant this be done using a small shell script ? –  Sirex Feb 16 '11 at 13:49
I think the answer to the old question is still valid: Fix the problem, not the symptoms. What has changed since then that you don't consider this a valid approach anymore? –  Sven Feb 16 '11 at 14:19

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I don't know if there's a tool from Amazon to do this but I would think that you could attack the problem in two ways: A) find out what's causing the lockup and fix it

B) install watchdog software and have it reboot the system if a process is locked, assuming it is just a process and not the system becoming locked up

C) install/configure resource quotas to prevent user processes from bogging down the server resources.

If there were more information maybe others would have other suggestions, but from what you had posted I would think maybe these suggestions would be on the right track?

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