Sorry for taking so long to summarize the responses I got.
Here's my original query followed by a summary of the responses:
> We have a sparc10 running solaris 2.3 with 128 Megs of Ram and 100 Megs
> of swap.
> Every once in a while, we have users that gobble up too much (~10-50
> Megs) of memory (real and virtual) with huge processes. This causes the
> machine to lock up -- the break key doesn't even work. We have to power
================END OF QUESTION==============================
I got several useful responses.
stern@sunrise.East.Sun.COM> Hal Stern
suggested that I install all the mandatory patches.
We have all the patches but haven't had time to install it yet.
I will try this
He also suggested to limit the datasize of the user's shell to 128M
I'm trying this one out too.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Dan Stromberg - OAC-DCS
is working on something that will send SIGSTOP/SIGKILL to processes
at various thresholds. Also try patch 101318.
<email@example.com> Kevin Martinez
<firstname.lastname@example.org> John Malick
Make swap 2x as large as RAM.
I really would like to. Unfortunately funds are tight and I'm not sure
if the CS Department is planning on buying another hard disk (although
prices are looking very attractive).
-- Edsel Adap | System Administrator/Technical Support Computer Science / Mathematics Major | Computer Science Department Andrews University | Andrews University email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
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