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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:

    1) CAP_RAW_IO
    2) p->euid == 0

    regards,

    Rik
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