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Question about user_beancounters

tortautortau Member
edited October 2011 in General

This is a question to you OpenVZ providers since I don't really understand that very well.
So I signed up with a new provider today and noticed something interested (actually, it broke my monitoring script - that's how I noticed it).

[email protected]:/# more /proc/user_beancounters
Version: 2.5
       uid  resource                     held              maxheld              barrier                limit              failcnt
      123:  kmemsize                 23836841             27914240  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            lockedpages                     0                   16  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            privvmpages                  3365                21039  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            shmpages                      641                  672  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            dummy                           0                    0                    0                    0                    0
            numproc                        17                   33  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            physpages                   74020               131027                    0               131072                    0
            vmguarpages                     0                    0  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            oomguarpages                 1473                 4752  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            numtcpsock                      6                   10  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            numflock                        2                    8  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            numpty                          1                    2  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            numsiginfo                      0                   12  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            tcpsndbuf                  150552               202872  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            tcprcvbuf                   98304               170312  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            othersockbuf                13872                22048  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            dgramrcvbuf                     0                 2312  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            numothersock                   33                   36  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            dcachesize               21952349             25909148  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            numfile                       232                  360  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0
            dummy                           0                    0                    0                    0                    0
            dummy                           0                    0                    0                    0                    0
            dummy                           0                    0                    0                    0                    0
            numiptent                      24                   24  9223372036854775807  9223372036854775807                    0

Is this a broken installation or something I should notify the provider to avoid some crazy abuse? Or perhaps because it's hosted on a cloud, hence the crazy numbers?

Comments

  • Is this a OpenVZ VPS with vswap? If so, that's normal.

    FreeVPS.us - The oldest post to host VPS provider
  • Yeah, it uses vswap. But I have other VPSes who use vswap as well but not with those numbers... :|

  • I gather the "9223372036854775807" is the crazy bit?

  • That just means your VPS is not limited by UBC anymore -- might as well set them to the max. Rather, your VPS is limited by the new memory accounting in the RHEL6 kernel. You can still use the held value, but barrier/limit are pretty much meaningless.

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  • @LowEndAdmin Oh I see. Thanks for the explanation!

  • Go59954Go59954 Member
    edited October 2011

    Thanks LEA, now that describes everything. However, usually I've seen poviders setting it to 999999999.. so these guys are only weird for their meaningless (random) number of "9223372036854775807" :)

    ☻☻ VPS ☺ as of now:- 384-256-128-512x2 ☺☺

  • It's not a random number.... It's (2^63) - 1, which is the longest "long integer" value on 64-bit Unix-like systems.

    Thanked by 1Mon5t3r
  • @ NickM: Thanks, that's what I was willing to figure out, so turned to be they are more sharp than the other guys which I thought were so (9999 guys), but horrific value anyway.

    ☻☻ VPS ☺ as of now:- 384-256-128-512x2 ☺☺

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