Killing runaway (high cpu utilization) process
Posted on 2005-04-27
I have a few programs that "go nuts" all of a sudden chewing up 25% - 50% of cpu utilization
on my w2k servers. I thought for a while that pskill from sysinternals was the be all and end
all in process termination. But then, last week, pskill failed to kill one of these runaway processes.
So I rebooted the server, which works, but it is a pain to do.
So two questions. Anything work when pskill fails? Anyway to detect and kill a runaway process.
Like "after sustained cpu utilization of over 24% for 30 seconds, kill it"?