virtualmin disappears until i reboot

hi all -

this is sorta weird, but virtualmin/webmin seems to disappear after a week or so, until i reboot.

i did think enough to run a “ps -ef” before and after, and some processes are disappearing:

ps -ef immediately after boot:

root 9735 1 0 07:32 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/perl /usr/libexec/usermin/miniserv.pl /etc/usermin/miniserv.conf

root 9765 1 0 07:32 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/perl /usr/libexec/webmin/miniserv.pl /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf

root 11425 9765 0 07:33 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/perl /usr/libexec/webmin/miniserv.pl /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf

root 11427 9765 0 07:33 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/perl /usr/libexec/webmin/miniserv.pl /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf

root 11471 9765 0 07:33 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/perl /usr/libexec/webmin/miniserv.pl /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf

root 17585 9765 4 07:35 ? 00:00:00 [miniserv.pl]

ps -ef after a week or so:

root 9735 1 0 May27 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/perl /usr/libexec/usermin/miniserv.pl /etc/usermin/miniserv.conf

root 9765 1 0 May27 ? 00:00:12 /usr/bin/perl /usr/libexec/webmin/miniserv.pl /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf

somewhere somehow processes seem to be getting knocked out.

anybody have any ideas what might cause that?

thanks!

Howdy,

We typically see things like that when dealing with resource problems – issues like to little RAM, and often while on OpenVZ-based VPS’s.

What is the output of these two commands:

free -m cat /proc/user_beancounters

That should help show if there’s any resource issues going on.

-Eric