glib in kdesupport: yes or no?

Havoc Pennington hp at
Mon Mar 10 20:06:59 GMT 2003

On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 09:02:05PM +0100, Guillaume Laurent wrote:
> On Monday 10 March 2003 20:41, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> >  - as part of the desire to use D-BUS securely as a systemwide daemon,
> >    it is handling out of memory errors, instead of simply exiting as
> >    GNOME and KDE apps normally do.
> How so ? Reading the thread on the d-bus mailing list, I couldn't find if you 
> had reached any conclusion.
> I've read numerous discussions on the matter, and the conclusion pretty much 
> always boils down that there's not much you can do in OOM conditions, beyond 
> exiting gracefully (and this requires an exception framework).

My current opinion is that we should do the same thing as the X
server.  (Send "BadAlloc" if an operation fails due to no memory.)
Owen convinced me that we could implement it.

> Hope your nerves are holding :-).

Me too ;-)


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