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Vim is being "killed" by OOM when trying to open prod log

Drew Bragg asked in Servers

I'm hvaing an odd issue that I can't see to get a handle on.

When I ssh into my prod server and I try to open /home/deploy/app/shared/log/production.log in vim or nano the process just hangs for a while and then I get a message that just says killed. when I checkout the kernal log I see that OOM killed vim. I also can't pull down the log with rsync.

I can tail the log and see everyting just fine but I can't actually open the file...

Does anyone have a good idea of where to start looking into this?

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The file is almost certainly too big to fit into memory.
I'd suggest you use e.g. grep or tail or split to make it manageable.

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I'm curious as to why this is happening. The server is set up the exact same way as every other server I have yet this is the only one with this issue.

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