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SubjectRe: Out of memory kernel death

On Wed, 7 May 1997, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:

> looks through the processes and kills off the largest one.
> This should be doable in Linux too...
>
> The problem is that the largest process is often the X server. Often
> this will indeed free a lot of memory, but it's not necessarily the best
> thing to do...

This is getting uglier & uglier, but let's be pragmatic and make it kill
the largest process NOT called "X".

bert hubert.


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