Re: grep and memory problems with kernel 2.4.1
To quote Thomas Braun <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
# i do cd /
# grep -r hallo *
# und then cames a memory enhausted and the network is down.
Well, since you're specifying -r, it's going recursively through
subdirectories ... I don't know for sure, but maybe it's running into
some problems with some of the devices in /dev? :) Remember, most of
them are just like files, you can 'grep' them all you want, even if it's
not always a good idea ;)
I doubt this would be specific to 2.4.1, though. Have you tried it in
2.2.x? Do you get the same errors(or similar ones) there?
David Barclay Harris, Clan Barclay
Aut agere, aut mori. (Either action, or death.)