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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

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