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SubjectRe: [discussion] Swap overcommitment recovery
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Rik van Riel <H.H.vanRiel@phys.uu.nl> said:
> On Tue, 18 Aug 1998, Itai Nahshon wrote:

[...]

> > Really, programs which use the standard malloc calls cannot
> > do much on SIGDANGER but to be nice and exit, or bee bad and
> > keep all their resources.

> Sending SIGDANGER is a good idea. Not killing programs with
> a SIGDANGER handler is, IMNSHO, a bad idea. We could give programs
> which clean up 'on their own' a large bonus though (2x or 4x
> less 'kill points').

OK, so a program does:

for(;;) {
malloc(3Mb);
free(2Mb);
}
to save itself from being killed...
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