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APT FATAL -> Failed to fork

I saw a lot of questions regarding this, but mine seems a little different. Here's what I receive: /etc/cron.weekly/apt-xapian-index: FATAL -> Failed to fork. run-parts: ...
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fork/vfork are failing but return an out of bounds errno

I have a piece of software running on a 64 bit Cent 5.8 Final box, kernel 2.6.18. This piece of software using fork and vfork. Recently some failures occurred, and in my logging I can see that fork ...
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How Puppet handles manifests in terms of processes?

I want to find out how Puppet handles manifests: in master process or Puppet forks it to execute in child process? It necessary for me to know what exactly do puppet master while handling manifests, ...
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What does fork() mean in Perl? [closed]

I have a block of Perl code. I'm having some trouble understanding the same. if(my $child = fork()) { #Do somthing } else { #Run system command return; } Could anyone please make me ...
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Ignoring fork-bomb in Ubuntu [closed]

I got an homework assignment to write a program that checks how many process a user can create (working in Ubuntu). I wrote the code which seems fine in theory. The problem is that when I run it, the ...
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How do you manage software's local forks?

As a system administrator, I often have to modify programs for my company. Example: We're using an web interface to manage our local DNS. After downloading and extracting the tar.gz file from the ...
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Upstart, no feedback whether starting failed

I have a daemon in /opt/xyz/bin/xyz. Unfortunately it cannot fork itself into background and will not be able to do so within the next half year. My problem is the following: Entering service xyz ...
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Rsync and “ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host”

I have a script which rsync's a local directory to about 10 remote servers. It basically has a list of the servers and for loops through each of them doing the rsync. To speed up the process I have it ...
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Forking and memory allocation question

I have inherited a Perl script that runs on an EC2 instance which basically crawls a bunch of URL's for data (aka scraping). The way this script is invoked is via a shell script that forks multiple ...
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how can i know the maximum allowed number of forks for a process in ubuntu?

I am using PROCESS CONTROL in PHP to create forks. my server's operating system is Ubuntu. How can i know what is the capacity of my server in handling those forks? is there a limit? and if so, can i ...
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fork: Resource temporarily unavailable running JVM

I'm running a Tomcat 6 instance on a 34 GB EC2 instance. I've been struggling to keep the memory down but this thing services a lot of requests and the heap frequently gets up to 13 GB. But the heap ...
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What's the best way to clean up after a fork bomb?

$ ls bash: no more processes Uh oh. Looks like someone made a fork bomb. Where I used to work, this pretty much meant that the shared server would need to be power-cycled, since even the sysadmins ...