Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Brian F. Feldman <>
From: David Malone <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/13/1999 19:58:33
On Tue, Jul 13, 1999 at 02:47:20PM -0400, Brian F. Feldman wrote:

> But I have a valid point: can we do something better than posting a SIGKILL
> to the largest process?

I think AIX sends all running processes a magic signal (SIGDANGER?)
which indicates that the system is short of resources, and if things
don't improve real soon then it sends a SIGKILL. Not that I'd suggest
that AIX does things the right way...