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Guess whether a process can fork depending on VSZ.

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# canfork #

Guess whether a process can fork based on its virtual memory usage and free system memory.

  • Install via pip install canfork.
  • Run canfork PID.

# Why? #

While

# Limitations #

Canfork currently assumes you are running with default memory overcommit settings. However, in practice, if you aren’t, then the answer to “can this process fork?” is much simpler, and hardly requires a separate tool:

  • Always overcommit: You can always fork.
  • Don’t overcommit: You can only fork if your virtual memory is < available memory

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