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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] VM fix for 2.4.0-test9 & OOM handler
    On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
    > On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 08:42:26PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    > > ignoring the kill would just preserve those bugs artificially.
    >
    > If the oom killer kills a thing like init by mistake

    That only happens in the "random" OOM killer 2.2 has ...

    > So you have two choices:
    >
    > o math proof that the current algorithm without the magic can't end
    > killing init (and I should be able to proof the other way around
    > instead)
    >
    > o have a magic check for init
    >
    > So the magic is _strictly_ necessary at the moment.

    No. It's only needed if your OOM algorithm is so crappy that
    it might end up killing init by mistake.

    Rik
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