glib dependency for the X Server

Alan Cox alan at
Mon Apr 3 12:26:21 PDT 2006

On Llu, 2006-04-03 at 14:00 -0400, Ray Strode wrote:
> would still abort()). On linux with the default over committing
> behavior enabled the error checking code is pretty worthless too,
> because the kernel will just kill programs randomly on Out of memory
> instead of return NULL from a malloc.

Its attitudes like that and sloppy programming by desktop programmers
that cause exactly these problems.

> If X doesn't currently handle OOM gracefully anyway, then it seems
> like a silly requirement though.

X does handle it gracefully. The X server also even in "heuristic pray
we don't overrun because evolution is crud" kernel OOM mode is not
considered an OOM target as it runs iopl

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