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

From: Jim Gettys (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 16:44:48 EST

On Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 14:38:10 -0700 (PDT), Linus Torvalds <>

> 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?

X has to uncount the resources already, to free the memory in the X server
allocated on behalf of that client. X has to get this right, to be a long
lived server (properly debugged X servers last many months without problems:
unfortunately, a fair number of DDX's are buggy).

                                        - Jim

Jim Gettys
Technology and Corporate Development
Compaq Computer Corporation

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