[Chicago] Out of Memory: Killed Process: on CentOS

Cosmin Stejerean cosmin at offbytwo.com
Mon Apr 27 18:22:19 CEST 2009

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 10:16 AM, Brian Ray <bray at sent.com> wrote:

> Hello:
> I am trying to tackle an issue I am having with httpd running an app under
> mod_python not being able to kill enough processes (to free memory) quickly
> enough to remain stable.  The server ends up in a state where it stops
> responding.
> The server has several Gig's of memory, but the requests it tries to
> process are really huge.  It run's fine if the requests are small.
> Basically, the requests contain XML that is parsed by ElementTree (C
> version) and converts that data to an internal database format.  Somewhere
> in the parsing of that XML is where is seems to eat the most memory, but
> writing to the database uses some, as well.

How huge are the XML documents you are trying to parse?

Cosmin Stejerean
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