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SubjectRe: Overcomittable memory (Was: Linux 2.2.15pre12)
On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, Khimenko Victor wrote:

> P.S. You can all it any way you want but it's sad truth: syslogd, klogd, named
> and LOTS and LOTS of other daemons will die if malloc will return ENOMEM.
> Welcome to real world from your ivory tower :-)
>

then they should be fixed...

linux has never been afraid of calling a spade a spade. And it has never
gone out of its way to support bad apps. If crucial system daemons are
broken wrt to OOM then they should be fixed, not worked-around.

-paul jakma
paul@clubi.ie


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