glib dependency for the X Server
bernie at develer.com
Wed Apr 5 11:17:50 PDT 2006
Xavier Bestel wrote:
>> the difference is that you should at least TRY to do the right thing.
>> overcommitting is optional and can be turned off in the kernel
>> trivially. (echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory).
> The problem is that nobody uses that on their desktop, unless they are
> pretty aware of linux's internals. So you can pretty much say
> running_on_linux == program_killed_on_OOM.
Embedded linux systems with no baking storage for swap or
even no MMU (uClinux) are likely to be configured like
I worked on two platforms like this and our applications
would fail gracefully in low memory conditions. The other
deamons such as crond, syslogd and inetd were robust too.
// Bernardo Innocenti - Develer S.r.l., R&D dept.
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