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> zero?  I know, it's not SUPPOSED to happen, but saying it did, should the
> kernel halt and die, or try to kill off processes trying to malloc more
> memory, or what?

It should start killing processes as they allocate stuff. That can have
bad effects if it happens to pick X11 [yes back to that topic again its
another reason for a little kernel side mode switching]

> and 50 megs of swap. My computer locked hard. Couldn't get in through
> telnet, either. Is this supposed to happen? Is there a known problem

No that means someone has a bug in the vm code probably too

Alan


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