Wrapper to apply cgroup memory limits to a Node process

Usage no npm install needed!

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A small wrapper around NodeJS that looks at the Cgroups memory settings, and sets the --max-old-space-size command-line argument in NODE_OPTIONS when it is not yet set.


  1. Install as a runtime dependency

    npm install @collaborne/use-group-memory-limits
  2. Use use-cgroup-memory-limits instead of node in your start scripts

        "name": "my-package",
        // ...
        "scripts": {
            "start": "use-cgroup-memory-limits my-package-index.js"
        // ...


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