Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Matthew Dillon <email@example.com>
From: Nate Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/14/1999 17:18:30
> :Returning NULL isn't an error, it's an indication that there is no more
> :memory. Don't think if it as an error, think of it as a hint.
> It's only a hint if it is returned due to the process resource limit
> being hit. If it is returned due to the system running out of swap,
> it would be an error.
> This creates a dependancy between two completely independant processes
> possibly owned two totally unrelated users. This is not acceptable,
> and is precisely why this sort of behavior does not occur.
In embedded systems, there are no such things as 'independant'
processes that are given unlimited access to the system.