Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Matthew Dillon <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/13/1999 14:32:59
On Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:16:54 -0700 (PDT) 
 Matthew Dillon <> wrote:

 >     ... and it doesn't mean squat.  What, the absolutely critical server
 >     that you are trying to run decides to exit because it can't guarentee
 >     sufficient backing store?  First of all, this situation simply does 
 >     not occur in a properly configured system.  Secondly, for such a server
 >     to fail to run is just as bad as if the system were to run out of swap.

If your "absolutely critical server" application is written so badly that
it simply exists when a memory allocation fails, well, then you have problems.

Don't blame the OS for badly written applications.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>