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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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