I want to kill apache children that exceed a certain memory size - but I want to make sure only to kill children. Is your method a workable way of doing that ? That is, I would test it and if it is +not+ 1 then I would be ok to kill it, since it is not the parent ?
On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Varshavchick Alexander wrote: > you can look at the parent pid of the process in question wether it is 1 > or not: > > ps xa -oppid -p _PID_ > > But depending on what you're trying to do afterwards (for example kill the > process if you determine by some external script that there are too many > apaches running and you're not satisfied with the native apache process > maintanance mechanism), there can be better ways... > > Regards > > ---- > Alexander Varshavchick, Metrocom Joint Stock Company > Phone: (812)118-3322, 118-3115(fax) > > On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Josh Brooks wrote: > > > Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 05:22:00 -0800 (PST) > > From: Josh Brooks <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Subject: differentiating apache children from parents ? > > > > > > Hello, > > > > Is there any way to tell, simply from /proc info and/or ps output if a > > certain httpd PID is a child or the parent ? > > > > If yes, is this method applicable on any OS (linux) ? > > > > thanks. > > > > > > To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message > > > To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message