Re: [HELP] [ODDITY] A strange pid running along with circle & autorun..

From: Crystal Towers (crystal@PIER37.COM)
Date: 11/11/97

At 07:33 PM 11/11/97 -0400, you wrote:
>My MUD's group has found that an additional
>couple of processes run along with circle
>and autorun... it's called "sleep 60".. and
>one time, there were like 1,500 of these
>running, and they took up 85M of memory
>(reportedly, this is a quote from the sysadmin,
>who restarted the machine to get rid of them).
>The OS is FreeBSD 2.2.5-STABLE, and we are
>running Circle 3.0bpl11+OasisOLC 1.5

When you do autorun, if there is a problem with the mud, it'll log it into
syslog.CRASH and put the mud to sleep for 60 seconds.. it will then try to
bring it up, if the problem is still there, it'll put it to sleep again.
If you keep typing autorun without killing the LAST autorun, I could see
lots of them showing up.  Also, if no one is logged INTO the mud, it'll go
to sleep until someone wants to login, then wake up again.

Just something to think about.

- Dominique, Empress
  Crystal Towers

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