Re: Behavior under swap catastrophe?

Harald Anlauf (
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 10:12:54 +0100

Some time ago I made similar observations under 2.0.27. Init(8) went
into a loop eating up 100% CPU time, it didn't spawn new getty's nor
clean up dying or killed processes (-> many zombies lying around). I
could not cleanly reboot and had to hit the Big Red Button.

I sent a note with some suggestions to the init maintainer (Miquel), as
well as to SuSE, since they use a modified version of sysvinit-2.65f.
Not a bug, but a Feature(tm).