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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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