[mrtg] Re: Output from "cron" problem

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Thu May 24 12:04:23 MEST 2001

Michael Pope wrote:

> It periodically gives the following error but not at every invocation: -
> Your "cron" job on server-apg
> /usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/mrtg /usr/local/mrtg-2/cfg/mrtg.cfg
> produced the following output:
> Can't fork at /usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/mrtg line 560.

This will probably be the place where rateup is opened.  The error is
an OS error and tells you there cannot be another process.  This means
that the maximum number of allowed processes has been reached.

This can be the system wide number (in which case you're box is way
too busy) or a per-user number.

How to solve this problem?  Increase the number of allowed processes
per user, move programs away from this box, move jobs to another user,
reschedule cron jobs.

If you don't get useful answers from this list, don't try again here
as it is an OS error.  You really need to read the OS docs, or find
a support group for your OS.

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