phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Jan 7 02:05:24 PST 2008
In message <20080107095853.GR947 at server.vk2pj.dyndns.org>, Peter Jeremy writes:
>>This is a non-starter, if SIGDANGER is to have any effect, all
>>processes that use malloc(3) should react to it.
>This depends on what SIGDANGER is supposed to indicate. IMO, a single
>signal is inadequate - you need a "free memory is less than desirable,
>please reduce memory use if possible" and one (or maybe several levels
>of) "memory is really short, if you're not important, please die".
That's what I have been advocating for the last 10 years...
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