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Terminating Python Processes Started from a Virtual Environment

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17 Feb 2023CPOL3 min read 12K   6  
In this tip, we resolve an issue where on certain systems some of the processes were left running so each CodeProject.AI Server start would create more processes, using more system resources.
This tip discusses the process of tracking down and resolving an issue with CodeProject.AI Server that led to excessive creation of processes on server restarts, causing resource leaks and increased system resource usage. The resolution involves improving the shutdown sequence and implementing a script to identify and terminate orphaned processes during startup.


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Software Developer (Senior) CodeProject
Canada Canada
As Senior Architect, Matthew is responsible for the Architecture, Design, and Coding of the CodeProject software as well as Manager of the Infrastructure that runs the web site.

Matthew works on improving the performance and experience of the Code Project site for users, clients, and administrators.

Matthew has more years of software development, QA and architecture experience under his belt than he likes to admit. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. He started out developing micro-processor based hardware and software including compilers and operating systems.
His current focus is on .NET web development including jQuery, Webforms, MVC, AJAX, and patterns and practices for creating better websites.
He is the author of the Munq IOC, the fastest ASP.NET focused IOC Container.
His non-programming passions include golf, pool, curling, reading and building stuff for the house.

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