A survey of recent kernel vulnerabilities
Posted Oct 20, 2005 12:00 UTC (Thu) by jschrod
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Yes, sa-learn has 14MB RSS, as I noticed yesterday. And my workstation has only 1GB real and 2GB virtual memory. Solaris 9 handles such situations gracefully, in contrast to my Linux installations. I have had Solaris servers with loads in the 1000s and vast overcommitment of memory and was still able to save them without the need for reboot. With Linux, I never could resolve such situations without hard reboot.
Actually, that's one of the reasons why I still prefer the classic Unix systems on mission-critical installations, and use Linux for business-important and business-foundation stuff. (The main other reason is better hardware than IA32- or IA64/AMD64-based systems, and better accomodation of the proprietary Unices for that kind of hardware to build high-end clusters.)
PS: To get my opinion into context: I'm using SunOS since 1985 and Linux since 1992 or 1993 (0.99.4, it was) and have my share of good and bad experiences with both of them. I don't want to debase Linux; this situation is IMO just one of the differences that are still there.
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