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Re: Locking processes against being killed when low on memory
On Fri, 22 Feb 2008 00:42:14 -0500
David Holland <dholland+netbsd%eecs.harvard.edu@localhost> wrote:
> 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.
Within the last two weeks...
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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