Behavior under swap catastrophe?

Joe Fouche (
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 15:54:07 -0800


I've noticed lately that the behavior of the kernel when some process goes
berserk and fills up all the swap is a little strange. It seems to start sending
SEGV's to many processes as the large one grows. This wouldn't be so bad, except
that init is often killed. Is a modification to protect the life of init in order?
Or should we just make sure this never happens?

Comments or flames welcome.

    _ ____  Joe Fouche (  
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