[Buildbot-devel] Limiting resource usage

Evan Driscoll driscoll at cs.wisc.edu
Tue Mar 20 20:34:11 UTC 2012

What's the best way to limit resource (read: memory, at least for my 
purposes) usage on a Linux slave?

I have a test which, under one configuration, is currently using oodles 
of memory and sending the slave into a paging & killing processes fit.

Should I stop the buildslave, 'ulimit', then restart it? Change the 
command to say 'ulimit ... && ...'? Or is there some better way?


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