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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: Apache Code Inspection Report (fwd)
Date Wed, 02 Jul 2003 06:18:42 GMT

On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Cliff Woolley wrote:

> don't use it.  We intentionally do not check for OOM conditions because,
> though we've had many heated debates about this, we've always arrived at
> the consensus that if you hit OOM, your box is hosed anyway and virtually
> any effort you make to correct it other than dying will just make things

Never tried this with 2.0; but with 1.3 I've regularly used
loging.conf/ulimits to manage footprint; and relied on getting a child
emit an early "Ouch!  Out of memory!" followed by its exit(1) bail to amke
sure things did not spin out of control and hose the box.


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