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Re: Locking processes against being killed when low on memory

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 10:16:35PM +0000, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
 > I wrote a program that was intended to grab and zero all free memory.
 > When I tried running it while multiuser, it crashed the machine...  I
 > was unable to reproduce that in single-user, and since I was in X I
 > have no idea what the crash was.

How recently was this? I used to get this behavior pretty reliably
whenever I accidentally ran a program that used all the memory on the
system, but it stopped being a problem maybe a year ago or so and I
thought whatever it was had probably been fixed.

   - David A. Holland /

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