[eeps] [erlang-questions] New EEP: setrlimit(2) analogue for Erlang
Fri Feb 8 03:39:55 CET 2013
> Hmm .. inheritance .. neat, but I don't know.
It's not clear how much sense inheritance makes.
There have been concurrent systems in which a process is
born with some share of system resources and can portion
its share out amongst its children, so that a bound on
memory or CPU time or whatever really _is_ a bound on the
total resource consumption on and on behalf of that activity.
Then you run into issues like having a dead child return
unused resources to its parent's account. This protects
If inheritance is just inheritance, then a limited process
can consume unbounded amounts of memory by creating lots of
children. This protects against accident, sort of, but has
no protection against malice.
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