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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] aborting on OOM
Date Wed, 10 May 2006 21:04:43 GMT
Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 11:11:27AM -0700, Garrett Rooney wrote:
>>On 5/10/06, Colm MacCarthaigh <> wrote:
>>>On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 10:53:50AM -0700, Garrett Rooney wrote:
>>>>I would personally prefer abort to exit...
>>>is write()'ing a static error message an option too?
>>Perhaps, but where would you write() to?

... is likely to be dead.  We shot that horse on startup in most daemons, and
the process may be too unstable to successfully invoke this write :)  That said,
it may not hurt to try.

We must continue to segfault, but in a safe and predictable way, to ensure
that the crash dump gives us enough to chew on.


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