Excessive resource usage

Just got an email from one of servers warning me about excessive resource usage:

Time:         Wed Sep 24 05:21:12 2014 -0500
Account:      val
Resource:     Process Time
Exceeded:     1844 > 1800 (seconds)
Executable:   /bin/bash
Command Line: -bash
PID:          21234 (Parent PID:21233)
Killed:       No

I was confused, because everything I was doing there ran smoothly and quickly – no scripts hanging or something like that.

Then I realized I could run `top` to see whether the process (I had its PID) is still there.

It was. It was my bash session. Server was notifying me that my terminal session was using resources excessively – by simply staying connected to the server.


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