Re: [PATCH] VM fix for 2.4.0-test9 & OOM handler

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 16:38:10 EST

On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > consumption. X certainly knows on behalf of which connection resources
> > are created; the OS could then transfer this back to the appropriate client
> > (at least when on machine).
> Definitely - and this is present in some non Unix OS's. We do pass credentials
> across AF_UNIX sockets so the mechanism is notionally there to provide the
> credentials to X, just not to use them

The problem is that there is no way to keep track of them afterwards.

So the process that gave X the bitmap dies. What now? Are we going to
depend on X un-counting the resources?

I'd prefer just X having a higher "mm nice level" or something.


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