Re: Some questions about linux kernel.

From: Paul Jakma (
Date: Wed Mar 15 2000 - 09:26:35 EST

On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, Alex Belits wrote:

> Killing Oracle, or any other server that depends on some process being
> alive and keeping a valuable, complex, hard to recover data on disk and
> in memory, is in some cases not any better than just blowing up the box.

definitely. In such a case it'd be much better to freeze things, and
have a freepage.root watermark so that root can login and clean up.

Yes.. i've heard the "do you want to sit by your server" toss. but not
all machines are webservers where processes are throwaway httpd's. Think
credit card transaction processing.

-paul jakma.

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