How hard is it to create some kind of timeout procedure for using to much memory or cpu on a linux/unix server? What would you have to do to do this?
This happens WAY to often. I understand you may need full resources if you are doing something with heavy resources. But when you leave something running for over 3 days that is ABSOLUTELY ridiculous. If you can't get what your doing done in like an hour then you should be on a personal server. Hundreds of people need to use that server and as you can tell from the screenshot it is an old server with limited resources. Can you think of a way to stop this after like an hour? In this case the person was using 99.9% of the server.