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MariaDb and Httpd getting killed due to memory

I have a Centos7 VPS on OVH with this settings: 1Virtual Core 1 GB Ram 10 GB Raid 10 I have running on it 3 wordpresses. One of them is still on building (0 access to public), other has very few ...
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Kill process and child processes, not parent processes, not group

I need to kill a process and all of its subprocesses programatically. Killing the group is not an option because I do not want to kill the parent processes. Example: pid process 1 ...
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SSSD process won't die

Thanks for taking the time to check out my problem. I'm currently working on an issue that has only appeared once before. Back on Jan 3rd when this first appeared we were able to reboot the server ...
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Bash script to kill specific process running longer than 5m [closed]

Hi I'm looking for a BASH script for CentOS 6.5 that kills a processes by name that's been running longer than 5 minutes. I asked this question before and received a response that doesn't work under ...
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How do I kill processes older than “t”?

First, yes I have seen this question: http://serverfault.com/q/71360/14428 The answers there are incorrect and do not work. I have voted and commented accordingly. The processes I want to kill look ...
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VPS restarted for no reason. Why?

I have a VPS that runs a Java server, a redis server and a PostgreSQL server. Everything is running well but last night my server "crashed" at 3:15:50 AM. At least that's what I thought. I looked at ...
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How do processes stuck on uninterruptible sleep state get cleared upon reboot? [closed]

While processes stuck on an uninterruptible sleep state (i.e. TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE waiting I/O from a defunct device) cannot be killed by signals sent by root via the kill command, more often than not ...
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pptp vpn - Kill User Connection

I'd like to be able to terminate a user's connection to my pptp server from the server itself without interrupting anyone else's connection. Problem is - I have no idea how and have found no useful ...
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Cant kill process on Windows Server 2008!! - Thread in Wait:Executive State

I hope someone can help me with our issue we are having. We have a major issue with a process that we can not kill and the only way to get rid of the process is to reboot the machine. I have tried ...
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Kill a process and force it to return 0 in Linux?

In the Linux environment, how can I send a kill signal to a process, while making sure that the exit code returned from that process is 0? Would I have to do some fancy GDB magic for this, or is there ...
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kill a screen (but not all screens)

I have multiple screens running on an Ubuntu server that are initiated as: screen -dmS screen1 cmd screen -dmS screen2 cmd etc... And I need to kill one screen, but not all of them. What is the ...
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Why kill makes a bash script exit

after the kill statement the script prints "Terminated" and the following lines never get executed: #!/bin/bash kill -9 `ps -ef | grep MailSender | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}'` echo starting ...
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Apache - how to automatically kill apache subprocess of closed connection

I am using Apache 2.4 (Linux) where I have some CGI app that runs long-standing system subprocesses. When the client finish the connection prematurely (for example when a user close the web browser), ...
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Kill any GS process that's been running for over 5m on CentOS 6.5

Hi our server has a weird issue where once a month or so a GS (GhostScript) process gets stuck and eats 10-75% CPU until I kill the process. strace hasn't provided anything useful so until I can ...
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w Reports A Process of A Deleted User

the w command reports the following: adm1@prdsvr:/home/adm1> w 10:18AM up 13 days, 15:04, 6 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.01 User tty login@ idle JCPU PCPU ...
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Kill process with high CPU usage after X time? [closed]

running linux i have a few processes which tend to crash occasionally (game servers), which end up using 100% cpu. I'm looking for a program or script to check the cpu usage of a list of processes by ...
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Weird stuff in server error log?

I have a PHP script that shuts down server processes based on their PIDs. It seems like it works well, however, I found this weird stuff in Apache's error log. Any idea on what it's saying? [Thu Jul ...
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After kill -9 process won't disappear and port is still bound

We have a Java server application running on Mac OS X. Occasionally this application has become unresponsive, and we have resorted to killing it with kill -9. However, the process doesn't disappear; ...
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Guaranteeing Shell Responsiveness on Pegged System

So my system is getting DOS'd, or I've just opened a kind-of-huge file (openstreetmaps planet.osm). The system goes totally unresponsive... so unresponsive that it'll take about 10 minutes to get into ...
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get PIDs of processes from

I have a path to an executable. Assume I want to delete this file. I need to find all processes launched using this file and kill them. What is the best way to do it?
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Kill process that hogs all CPU

So ImageMagick has the "convert" command which I use for my (Linux) web platform to deal with image resizing and such. Sometimes this command gets "stuck", meaning it starts eating machine resources ...
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Remove a zombie process from the process table

I've got an annoying zombie process that gets adopted by init, and it won't go away. I've read there is a way to create a dummy process, attach the zombie as a child of that new process and then kill ...
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view/kill a Windows O/S processes from Ubuntu Server

Is there a Ubuntu version of Sysinternals Process Utilities, which allows Window users to view/control remote processes? I already know I can setup cygwin on Windows and use ssh to remote in. All I'm ...
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What effect does it have on a server when you kill all root processes?

There were other devs logged in as root that I wanted to kick out. So I issued pkill -KILL -u root Then I realized that I probably killed all kinds of root processes. Have I damaged my system? I ...
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Privilege user killing user processes

can we do the following on *NIX. Create following folder structure. /<parent folder>/<child folder 1> /<parent folder>/<child folder 2> /<parent folder>/<child ...
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How to know which user killed a process

Is there a way in linux to find out which user or which process killed another process? Maybe a log? I searched through /var/log and specifically on auth.log.* but I didn't find anything ...
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How to safely kick out other users logged in as root?

I tried this: pkill -KILL -u root It turns out that wasn't what I wanted. Now I can't log in by SSH. What is the correct way? Edit - I've added the word "safely" to the question. I know that you ...
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What signal is sent to running process after network fail?

I am trying to reproduce a situation where a process fails due to a network outage. I was hoping to reproduce this signal with a kill command. A normal kill command is not working. I have taken a look ...
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How do I know if the Linux server killed my process and which process it killed?

It seems my server killed a process due to it using too much RAM. Is this possible? If it can happen, how can I know when and what process it killed?
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Check if process won't respond to kill -9

I have an Ubuntu Apache server with some very weird problems, and as an intermediate solution, I need to write a script that kills off worker processes. The problem is that a worker process ...
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Gracefully stop a Windows process remotely

Does anyone know how to gracefully stop a Windows process remotely on Windows XP Professional machines (i.e. there the remote machines are running Windows XP Professional)? The pskill utility seems ...
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I just installed a profiler into Tomcat 7 and now I'm getting BindException on shutdown

So the HOWTO I just read says to add these JAVA_OPTS to the startup script: -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote=true -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=[place port number here] ...
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kill script execution

I have a script that I have to run with certain frequency. This script executes a number of programs, in a loop, setting some variables in each loop. Since this script runs for hours, I run it using ...
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kill -HUP is not working with celery daemon

So I have a shell script that daemonizes celery, and creates a bunch of workers running as a daemon. I would like to have a way to restart the celery task when the underlying source gets changed since ...
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How to kill a process in Linux if kill -9 has no effect

I imagine that kill -9 still just sends a signal to a process. If the process is not behaving well, I would imagine that kill -9 would have no effect. Indeed, today for the first time I saw kill -9 ...
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What happens when you kill a process that has database tables locked?

Trying to kill a process that running a MySQL database backup, and has the tables locked. What will happen if I kill the process?
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linux/solaris kill many proccess with one command

Is it possible to kill all find process with one command? I do not want to kill each process as kill -9 25295 , kill -9 11994 , etc.. Rather, what I want is a simple way or command that kill all find ...
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ps and top show a different command name then what pkill and pgrep sees

Often times I want to kill process that I believe has changed its command name (I think through setproctitle() or something similar). Apparent pkill, pgrep, and friends do not read the new command ...
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When I kill a subprocess created in a bash script - it automatically re-spawns. Why?

I have the following script which I run using the command: ./thescript.sh 2>&1 & and if I kill the sub process spawned by it, after a few seconds it is restarted. Why is this? ...
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kill -9 a postgres process

A postgres SELECT query ran out of control on our DB server and started eating up tons of memory and swap until the server ran out of memory. I found the particular process via ps aux | grep postgres ...
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How to automatically kill PHP processes with infinite loops at server level

I have a sandbox on my server where I allow users to run their own PHP scripts. If a PHP script has an infinite loop, it only stops when Apache times the process out (30 seconds) which is obviously ...
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MySQL: nothing listening on port 3306 but the processes still exist. How to graceful shutdown?

Percona-XtraDB-Cluster-server-5.5.24-23.6.340.rhel5 This is a slave server. mysqladmin shutdown hangs at: [Note] Event Scheduler: Purging the queue. 24 events [Note] Slave I/O thread killed while ...
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Kill process by command name

I would like to kill a java process based on the command name... Whats the best way to do it? (i.e. when you do ps -f the name in the CMD column).
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how to kill a process running on remote windows machine from linux?

I am looking for something like SysInternals pskill which is just great! But that can be executed on Linux more exactly I want it to run on Maemo (Nokia N900 phone). Please do not offer me to run a ...
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timeout duration on linux

I'm trying to run a command for 5 hours and 10 minuts. I found out how to run it for 5 hours but I'm unable to run it for 5 hours and 10 minuts.. timeout -sKILL 5h mplayer -dumpstream ...
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How to kill ostensibly immortal process?

I had some huge file transfers operating on an NFS mount. The server on which the mount point resided was carelessly rebooted, and now the server from which these large transfers were initiated seems ...
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What's the difference between ps processname* | kill and kill -p processname* in powershell?

In powershell, is there a difference between: ps theProcessName* | kill and kill -processname theProcessName* Thanks
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Kill all program.exe instances open on network share from Windows

How do I kill all program.exe instances that are currently open through a Windows network share? I know how to list the open files net files | Findstr "program.exe" but how then how do I kill it? In ...
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Kill xfs_io processes

I have an EC2 instance running CentOS 5.6 86_64. I use xfs_freeze to freeze/thaw a file system before taking a snapshot. Normally this works great, but today it stopped working - the freeze operation ...
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Kill process group not working

I'm on Debian GNU/Linux. The man page for "kill" says I can use negative PID value to kill process group, but when running on command line, it does not work: $ /bin/kill -9 -21581 /bin/kill: invalid ...