Re: [PATCH] set*uid() must not fail-and-return on OOM/rlimits

From: Alex Riesen
Date: Sun Aug 20 2006 - 06:05:40 EST

Solar Designer, Sun, Aug 20, 2006 02:38:40 +0200:
> Willy and all,
> Attached is a trivial patch (extracted from 2.4.33-ow1) that makes
> set*uid() kill the current process rather than proceed with -EAGAIN when
> the kernel is running out of memory. Apparently, alloc_uid() can't fail
> and return anyway due to properties of the allocator, in which case the
> patch does not change a thing. But better safe than sorry.

Why not ENOMEM?

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