Proposed platform assumption changes

Russ Allbery rra at
Sat Jan 28 18:45:17 EST 2012

"Roland C. Dowdeswell" <elric at> writes:

> Another example would be a process which has a data limit set via
> setrlimit(2).  Again, in this case, the process would be limited to a
> reasonable amount of memory and the OS would not necessarily be placed
> into the position where more memory had been allocated than it had swap
> to back.

Yes, having a memory limit imposed with setrlimit is not unknown in web
hosting environments, for example.  We do it in our sandbox CGI

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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