Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Noriyuki Soda <>
From: Matthew Dillon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/13/1999 17:53:10
:>>>>> On Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:25:21 -0700 (PDT),
:	Matthew Dillon <> said:
:>     With today's modern high capacity disk drives, a properly configured
:>     multi-user system will have enough swap that running it out is difficult
:>     to say the least.
:That's wrong.
:Please remember that you said "assuming hostile users", a hostile
:user can run the machine out of swap generally easier than crashing
:the machine. Your example of IRC server is just one of exceptions.
:If you find a bug which crashes FreeBSD, isn't it better fix the bug?
:Why do you stick at not fixing the problem.

    You keep on saying that users can run the system out of swap easily,
    and I've tried to point out to you that it isn't quite as easy as you
    believe (and I've used a real-life example to show my point).   You are
    certainly welcome to come back with your own real-life example.  And now
    you are implying that all bugs can be easily fixed.  Ha ha!  That's
    funny.  I wish that were true!

					Matthew Dillon