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    SubjectRe: A true story of a crash.
    Matt Agler <> writes:

    > Actually, after looking at the init manpage, we don't need another
    > deamon. We've got init. There could be a new action called, say, nomem
    > to go right alongside powerfail and ctrlaltdel. While the kernel is
    > putting things to sleep to get the system under control, it could signal
    > init to run the nomem action for the current runlevel.
    > This sounds very simple, elegant and configurable to me.

    I like this, my worry would be that you would need to have
    enough memory to spawn the process. perhaps there could
    be some special fork/whatever set aside which grabs memory
    from a system hidey-hole rather than from the (now abused) swap.

    -- craig

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