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Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 21:43:43 +0400
From: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
Subject: Re: holywar: malloc() vs. OOM


On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 18:19 -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> Any system without this guarantee is a TOY, nothing more. I'm aware
> that the default sucks,

I don't think the default sucks, it is just targeted to other programs.
Think about Java/Python programs, which request hundreds megabytes, but
using only tens of them.  Also daemons with fork() model being able to
handle hundreds/thousands connections actively using COW would not be
able to fully exploit COW potential.


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