Subject: Re: fdexpand() memory shortage check (Re: kern/14721)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
Date: 12/14/2001 22:17:27
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 11:08:03 +0100 (CET)
| One possible issue I've been discussing with Soda privately is
| whether or not it's suitable to panic system in such situation.
You shouldn't really ever panic because of legitimate user process
activity, no matter how bizarre - instead, if something is behaving
really weirdly, and the system is suffering because of tht just SIGKILL
it - that way it will release the resources it was hogging, and the
rest of the system can return to sanity.