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    Subject(fwd) Re: Why Linux CRASHES when process overscome swap memory ?????
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    From: David Schwartz <davids@webmaster.com>
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    Subject: Re: Why Linux CRASHES when process overscome swap memory ?????
    Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 00:04:21 -0700
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    Francois THIEBOLT wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > Got students writting progs (beginners & pros...), one of them made a
    > test :
    >
    > #include <stdio.h>
    > #include <stdlib.h>
    >
    > int main()
    > {
    > char *mem;
    > const size_t TAILLE=1048576;
    >
    > while (1)
    > {
    > mem=(char *)malloc(TAILLE);
    > }
    > }
    >
    > Then linux start to allocate memory, then it uses memory swap and then
    > it crashes (even mouse isn't responding)...then Reset.
    >
    > Got a RHL 6.0 128MB RAM + 1x128MB swap partition...any clue ?

    Why does a car crash when you drive it into a wall? This is a classic
    "then don't do that" question.

    DS

    --
    Mike,
    mikesw@whiterose.net


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