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critical-event (Process)


Hierarchy Level


Indicates an event that, if left unchecked, may result in serious loss of service or interruption of traffic. You can specify the process threshold value for specific processes and their memory limit. When the threshold is crossed, you can configure the action to be performed. For instance, you can specify the process threshold for the rpd process and the memory limit for that process which you would classify as a critical event.



Specifies the process threshold level for a minor event. You must specify the process name and the memory limit for the process.


Specifies the permissible memory limit for the process after which the critical event is triggered.


Specifies the action to be performed when the threshold is crossed. For critical events, you can force terminate the process. You can also display a list of system core files created when the system failed which you can use to debug the issue. You can also raise an SNMP trap.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

system-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 20.1.