Control your Rails Process Sizes with Ruby 1.8.5
Eric Hodel has looked at a new feature provided by Ruby 1.8.5 called Process::setrlimit. It makes it easy to limit the memory usage of your Ruby processes.. ideal if you're experiencing memory leaks! Eric shows an example that's as simple as adding this to your application's environment.rb file:
Process.setrlimit Process::RLIMIT_RSS, 1024*1024*150, Process::RLIM_INFINITY
Of course, this isn't a Rails only feature.