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Re: cron job?

On Sat, 27 Nov 1999, Kevin wrote:
> The most likely culprit for this sintum is simply a runaway app
> eating up all available memory ad forcing you to page heavily.  
> Netscape, KFM and a few alpha quality apps have done this for me.
After some thought on the matter I believe you are right. That is
exactly what I think is happening here. I've run find before and
experienced some sluggishness, but never, never like this. 

Afterward (if only X crashes) the system is useless until cleanly
rebooted. Every action in X window afterward, such as opening and
closing applications or just changing to another open window, the drive
swaps very heavily. Almost as if something has consumed all the
available memory, and I was using Netscape when it occurred both times.

Is there a solution to this "runaway" app problem that you know of?

This has only happened twice now, and months apart, but I don't want
it to happen again if there is a good solution available. BTW I just
upgraded a little while back to Netscape 4.7. Good or bad?

Thanks for your input Kevin. I think you put me on the right track.


R.G. Mayhue