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WHM Excessive resource usage warning

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I got this warning from the server.
Is it an important problem? How can I reset the virtual memory in WHM if I have to do.
Note that  It is not possible to change the code in Report1.php

Thank you

Resource:     Virtual Memory Size
Exceeded:     235 > 200 (MB)
Executable:   /usr/bin/php
Command Line: /usr/bin/php /home/ccc/public_html/Report1.php
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by:gheist
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Depends on system memory you have and what is that php doing.
It could be normal memory size of php process too.
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by:fibo
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What is the memory limit of your php as given by php_info()?
Looks like it is currently 200M...

How much RAM is available on the server (Linux or Windows) which runs your script?
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by:myyis
ID: 40623478
At ConfigServer Security says

"This User Process Tracking option sends an alert if any cPanel user process
exceeds the memory usage set (MB). To ignore specific processes or users use
csf.pignore

Set to 0 to disable this feature
PT_USERMEM =  Default: 100 [0-500]"

So I have set that 500 .
Is that ok?
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by:gheist
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You should dig into detail why PHP uses >200MB of RAM.. Sooner or later it will grow over your RAM

I;d say you need to overhaul upload forms.
Leave the threshold as it is.
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by:fibo
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What Is the result with 500?
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by:myyis
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I don't get more warning.
I was getting the memory warning because Report1.php need excessive amount or memory (It needs temp tables in some MySQL queries)


Resource:     Virtual Memory Size
Exceeded:     235 > 200 (MB)
Executable:   /usr/bin/php
Command Line: /usr/bin/php /home/ccc/public_html/Report1.php
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by:gheist
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It is not about temp tables. process itself was using >200MB RAM.
It sounds reasonable consumption though.... You should wory when 400MB PHP arrives from the web side
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by:myyis
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So you suggest to put the limit to 400?
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You should investigate WHY you need all that memory. Might be OK or some design error.
Eg, if lots of large images processing, you Will need lots of ram.

You mention however some "temp tables". Are U using some readings from SQL databases? If yes, check that you have no "SELECT *" queries, and replace all the * with the detailed field names.
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gheist earned 250 total points
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Iti s not a limit as such. It is just when WHM warns you.
Yes it is possible to make PHP run at 200MB ram with lazy programming.
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by:myyis
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Thank you both
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by:fibo
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B-) glad we could help, thx for the grade and points.

Any "SELECT *" ?
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Yes there are :)
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Help them ;)
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by:fibo
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Can You change them with the fields names?
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by:myyis
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Yes I did.
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Wait for next nightly run. Lets hope it does not xceed trigger.
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