Re: Out of memory kernel deat

Olaf Titz (
Tue, 13 May 1997 16:07:47 +0200

> > SIGDANGER is essentially useless because it is AIX specific; >99% of
> > software ignores it so it gains you nothing.
> Unless you have a daemon ready to implement some kind of process killing
> policy when it gets the signal. I think you'd need real-time extensions
> to write this daemon right (e.g. lock it into memory). And, of course,
> you'd want it to be very, very small.

There is an obvious choice for this process: init.
It could spawn a handler from inittab or do some policy by itself
(configurable in some way of course).
I agree that a certain amount of memory should be reserved for root
for this purpose.