Scary things about Linux (was: Re: gnats user)
On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 02:13:07PM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> On Wednesday, March 07, 2018 01:16:06 AM Reco wrote:
> > Along with other uid<100 users, 'gnats' is there for a long time,
> > nobody's sure what will break if it's removed from passwd(5),
> Wow! (I am not the OP, but that is disappointing (but not surprising, I
> suspect the same or similar about other things buried in Linux one place or
> another) and scary.
You want scary - I'll give you one. Have you ever thought what do these
number in uptime(1) mean?
If you thought 'a number of processes that's waiting for CPU' - think
again - . And yes, only Linux kernel counts uninterruptible sleep as
As for the disappointment - I have it too. Fresh one:
Mar 7 09:11:17 xxx kernel: [315045.065234] systemd-udevd invoked
Mar 7 09:11:18 xxx kernel: [315045.301642] Free swap = 3887244kB
Mar 7 09:11:18 xxx kernel: [315045.305155] Total swap = 3903484kB
Mar 7 09:11:18 xxx kernel: [315045.308669] 65536 pages RAM
Use swap, they said. If you don't configure swap, big scary
out-of-memory killer will take your processes, they said.