Bug#491226: boincmgr: does not respect VM occupation limits

Sandro Tosi matrixhasu at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 18:58:10 UTC 2008

Package: boinc-manager
Version: 6.2.12-1
Severity: important
File: /usr/bin/boincmgr

I've set limits for VM usage:

zion:/debs# grep vm_max_used_pct etc/boinc-client/global_prefs_override.xml 

but boicmgr didn't respect them, and I got 4 garli processes (each one
takes 1Gb of ram) on my 4Gb Ram machine, and the box got freezed.

Please give it a look, since it has the potential to completely block a
workstation (reboot would be needed then).


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages boinc-manager depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.7-12      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libstdc++6                   4.3.1-6     The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libwxbase2.6-0      wxBase library (runtime) - non-GUI
ii  libwxgtk2.6-0       wxWidgets Cross-platform C++ GUI t

Versions of packages boinc-manager recommends:
ii  boinc-client                  6.2.12-1   core client for the BOINC distribu

boinc-manager suggests no packages.

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