[Buildbot-devel] Limiting resource usage

Amber Yust ayust at yelp.com
Tue Mar 20 20:40:46 UTC 2012

The simplest would be to simply run ulimit in whatever context you're
starting the buildslave in, before you restart it.

(In other words, if you're starting it from a shell or shell script, run
ulimit there before the command; if you're starting it from somewhere else,
ulimit&&... can work fine too.)


On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Evan Driscoll <driscoll at cs.wisc.edu> wrote:

> 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?
> Evan
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