Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Matthew Dillon <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/14/1999 11:04:15
    Date:        Tue, 13 Jul 1999 15:37:26 -0700 (PDT)
    From:        Matthew Dillon <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  |     allocation - most everything is statically allocated and if the system
  |     tries to use more, it panics and reboots.

I'm finding it difficult to continue taking seriously anyone who
believes that "crash and reboot" is a suitable response to anything
at all.

I have implemented embedded systems, they most certainly did dynamic
memory allocation (no way to fit in available memory resources if
everything was pre-allocated) and "panic and reboot" is not something
I would consider as a satisfactory tactic.