Re: [2.4.18] Security: Process-Killer if machine get's out of memory

Alan Cox (
Sun, 24 Mar 2002 18:23:48 +0000 (GMT)

> Well, I think could be worth in terms of security, because a local user c=
> ould=20
> use a bad memory-eating program to produce an Denial of Service of other=20
> processes.
> Unfortunately detecting a program, written to cause harm is harder than=20
> detecting a crazy program.

Its not about detection its about containment. Thats what the beancounter
patches covered.
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