Subject: Re: Swap overcommit (was Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2))
To: Michael Richardson <>
From: Daniel C. Sobral <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/15/1999 13:42:49
Michael Richardson wrote:
>   No, I don't agree.
>   This is a biggest argument against solving the overcommit situation with
> SIGKILL. I have no problem with overcommit as a concept, I have a problem
> with being unable to keep my possibly big processes (X, rpc.nisd,
> etc. depending on cicumstances) from being victims.

It is no more difficult to protect big processes than it is to
create user limits.

Daniel C. Sobral			(8-DCS)

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