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sgifaceserver with big databases

Dave Matthews matthews at greengenes.cit.cornell.edu
Mon Nov 11 12:34:55 EST 2002

Hi Martin,

I haven't hit that yet but may soon so I've been wondering about it.
Possible solution: 
My sgifaceserver runs as user "nobody".  So, give nobody a home directory,
and a shell, and in the .cshrc (or .bashrc or whatever) add a line
"limit datasize unlimited"

(Actually datasize defaults to unlimited on my Solaris 8 system, see below.
But my sgifaceserver does occasionally crash for lack of file descriptors.)

% limit
cputime         unlimited
filesize        unlimited
datasize        unlimited
stacksize       8192 kbytes
coredumpsize    0 kbytes
descriptors     256 
memorysize      unlimited

- Dave

> To: bionet-software-acedb at net.bio.net
> From: martin.trick at bbsrc.ac.uk (Martin Trick)
> Subject: sgifaceserver with big databases
> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 16:08:07 +0000 (GMT)
> Apologies to all, as I guess this is mainly a UNIX SysAdmin question ...
> My ACEDB database is now rather large and I'm experiencing a problem
> with sgifaceserver 4.9f crashing as it trys to grab more memory than the
> user process datasize. I tried to up the datasize limit as root but I
> guess that only lasts as long as the current environment? As soon as the
> server crashes and restarts it inherits the (inadequate) hard limits
> that came with the system.
> Is there any way around this apart from rebuilding the kernel :-(
> thanks in advance
> Martin Trick

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