Test the OOM situation
gojpeg at gmail.com
Wed May 19 15:46:13 MSD 2010
On 18.05.2010, at 21:14, Brian Pane wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 9:25 AM, Peter Leonov <gojpeg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello devels,
>> There is a module that requires a heavy testing in environment with low
>> memory. Especialy it could be good to test how it goes if no more memory is
>> available in the system.
>> So the questions are: is there a way to test such a module without a virtual
>> machines? and are there some tools which might be of help?
> Would using setrlimit(2) to reduce RLIMIT_AS on the nginx processes
> be sufficient for your tests? That wouldn't limit the system-wide memory
> availability, but it would create a limit on how much memory nginx
> could malloc and mmap.
will try to call setrlimit() and then increasingly eat memory more and more. It could help to test an external library in such conditions.
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