David Murphy wrote:
> Quoting <38C50275.8E778F36 at via-net-works.ie>
> by Thomas Bridge <thomas.bridge at via-net-works.ie>:
> > Lets put it this way - where you are providing swap space to a
> > dedicated name server, you quite simply shouldn't be finding out
> > what happens when the machine has out of memory issues.
> No argument there - remember that we're saying "This should (or
> shouldn't) happen when an OS OOMs". I'm not saying that any OS ever
> written is so great you can get away with underconfiguring the
> hardware it runs on. *However* I am saying that an OS should not bite
> you when the unexpected happens.
Fair enough. What I was responding to was your question of "who would
use Linux" knowing its behaviour when it OOMs. The answer is I would -
on the grounds that by the time any dedicated nameserver gets to that
stage I'd already be completely fscked and probably looking for a wall
to be put up against.
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