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[screen-devel] Re: screen-4-0-3-logfile-size-0.patch

From: Jörgen Grahn
Subject: [screen-devel] Re: screen-4-0-3-logfile-size-0.patch
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 11:32:32 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

[Sorry for breaking the threading. I am not subscribed to
screen-devel, since I don't plan to become more actively involved.]

Solofo wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 2:38 AM, Jörgen Grahn
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> > here's a patch which I wrote recently. The reasons and other details
> > (including a short list of potential problems)  [...]
> Thanks, nice to see what screen can be useful for!
> Could you explain why you did not choose to use something like ulimit (-f)?

Because it didn't occur to me (even though I think process limits are
an underused Unix feature).

However, I don't think ulimit -f would have worked here -- my screens
have lots of children, and these need to be able to write gigantic
files.  For example, just the *suspicion* that a 1GB core dump could
end up truncated when trying to scp it over for storage would have
been a showstopper.

Hacking screen seemed like a quicker and safer solution. We needed to
raise the 40-window limit anyway, and that's another source code


  // Jörgen Grahn                  | mot du jour: Bobby Driscoll      
\X/ <address@hidden>         |                                  

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