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Old 03-26-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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Locked out ssh because of low memory ?

Hi all,
Here is my problem. I am using a machine I SSH into to do some processing over very large files, but I am now unable to access it through ssh.
The shell I had opened is not responsive, and when I try to connect again, it hangs even before asking for the password.
I suspect this to be a memory problem as a couple of processes need to load a lot of the data to process it.

Is there an emergency way of going back into this machine, or killing some processes to free the memory up ? I tried ssh ... 'kill -9 pid' but it is not even able to do this.

Do you reckon the processing is still happening or is the machine completely idle ? How would you advise me to go back to it ? It's for my final year project, and I'm starting to stress !

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Physical access / reboot.
Old 03-27-2010, 07:58 AM   #3
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I've now asked the administrators to reboot it. Thanks


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