fork: out of memory >[2.1.42]

Pawel S. Veselov (
Wed, 6 Aug 1997 14:41:08 +0400 (MSD)

Hello, All!

I've saw a lot of messages here that fork said there is enough of
memory, while there was plenty of it, at least virtual.
I had the same problems and found out, that fork said this, when
system is overloaded, e.g. when I compiling the kernel, having a couple of
sendmails receiving data, etc. I can got this error. The most often it cames
from cron, that tries to run some bash script. May be fork() returns ENOMEM
instead of some other error code ?


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		-- John Lennon

    With best of best regards, Pawel S. Veselov (aka Black Angel)
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