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SubjectRe: Overcomittable memory (Was: Linux 2.2.15pre12)
In <> Rask Ingemann Lambertsen ( wrote:
> Den 06-Mar-00 23:53:26 skrev Stephen C. Tweedie f°lgende om "Re: Linux 2.2.15pre12":

> ['hard' memory allocation policy]

>> Your user space app uses all the memory it can and then gets ENOMEM on
>> the next malloc. Fine.

>> Then named does a malloc. It gets ENOMEM and dies,

> That would be a very silly reaction to ENOMEM for a program like named.
> The same goes for inetd, sendmail and init and other such programs.

Feel free to cook up patches for few hundreds affected programs. Once you'll
finish we can think about you approach again. Ok?

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 :-)

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