Subject: Re: Swap overcommit (was Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2))
To: David Greenman <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/14/1999 17:49:17
>    I've long felt that the best solution to problems like this is a per-user
> swap space quota.

I've also suggested this in the past (though I don't have time to
implement it).  Both a per-user limit and a per-user (or per-session)
reservation would be ideal.  This could also be used to solve the
problem of root not being able to do anything when a user hoses the