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On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, David Ford wrote:
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>Jesse Pollard wrote:
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>> It gets the process currently requesting memory. Nothing more. That process may
>> be init, if init is requesting memory (ie. fork/exec).
>
>Which is "obviously incorrect" as it kills the wrong program nearly all the time.
>It's easy to make a data trail. Repetitively load a huge file into netscape.
>Nearly every time the wrong programs get killed and the system shortly becomes
>unusable.

yup. That is why memory resource controls are needed. The process/job exceeding
limits is the one that should be aborted, not the current process requesting
a memory resource.

This is not an easy problem. I'm hoping that the redesigned memory structures
that are a 2.5 development will include resource limits/controls.

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