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SubjectRe: Behavior under swap catastrophe?
Rudolf Leitgeb <> wrote:
> If init dies, you get logged out and the offensive process (the one that
> eats all the memory) is terminated. But usually at least the operating
> system survives. The only way to prevent a process from eating too much

If init ever dies, the system is toast and needs the reset button.
Even a clean shutdown is impossible, since nothing will wait() for
exited processes, their process table slots and therefore their
working directories remain in zombie state, and umount fails.

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