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Old 02-11-2004, 02:13 AM   #1
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Unhappy Out of Memory Error

I have a mail sever running on Redhat 7 that is giving me "Out of Memory : killing process #..." after which it start killing process like sendmail etc. I have 128MG ram on it and it only started recently to give this errors.

I wonder what the problem is and I would appreciate ALL help on this issues please !!!! help !

mail or

thanks in advance !

please help please!

Last edited by baye; 02-11-2004 at 06:18 AM.
Old 02-11-2004, 07:39 AM   #2
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Some possibilities of why this is happening:

- you installed some server which has memory leak bugs.
- disk swapping was not enabled or accidently disabled somehow.
- your PC got "0WnEZ" (cracked).

Run 'top' to monitor your resource usage.

Last edited by ugenn; 02-11-2004 at 07:41 AM.


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