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Re: [Condor-users] condor_shadow.exe on windows takes large memory?

On Sun, Dec 12, 2004 at 07:59:45PM -0800, John Wheez wrote:
> Hi,
> I submited a job from my windows workstation and I have three computers 
> in my compute pool. I see on process list that I have three 
> condor_shadow processes...Each condor_shadow process is about 3.5 Megs 
> in RAM size.I'm assuming i have one condor_shadow process for each CPU 
> which is computing my job...The problem is that if I have 60 computers 
> computing my job then my ram will get sucked up pretty fast.
> Is there are method to change this behaviour??

No, each job needs one shadow.

However - most of that 3.5 megs is gonna be shared text segments,
so windows will not need to allocate 3.5 megs to each one. It's been
a while since we've seen people actually run out of memory from
running too many shadows (it can happen, but it will take more
than 60 jobs running)