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SubjectRe: [PATCH] VM fix for 2.4.0-test9 & OOM handler
On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > consumption. X certainly knows on behalf of which connection resources
> > > are created; the OS could then transfer this back to the appropriate client
> > > (at least when on machine).
> >
> > Definitely - and this is present in some non Unix OS's. We do pass credentials
> > across AF_UNIX sockets so the mechanism is notionally there to provide the
> > credentials to X, just not to use them
> The problem is that there is no way to keep track of them afterwards.
> So the process that gave X the bitmap dies. What now? Are we going to
> depend on X un-counting the resources?
> I'd prefer just X having a higher "mm nice level" or something.

Which it has, because:

2) p->euid == 0


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