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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
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 <colm@stdlib.net> 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?
> 
> 
> STDERR_FILENO :)

... 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.

Bill

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