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SubjectRe: GGI and cli/sti in X
On Mon, Mar 30, 1998 at 03:45:17PM +0200, Harald Koenig wrote:
> but Kristian Koehntopp and Alan Cox mentioned, that the kernel might
> issue that nasty `kill -9' too when running out of memory just when the
> X server needs some more memory. so it can't be completely avoided
> right now (maybe in the future? see other thread...) but it's much
> less likely than talking about users doing `kill -9 ...'

Some bug plonks the X server hard, the user (jumps to another VT|logs
in from another box) and kill -15 X, no result, same user now uses
kill -9, graphics card jams.

This is a very likely scenario given the size of the X executable (the
bug can easily be in a dynamically loaded module like GLX).


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