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    SubjectRe: Some questions about linux kernel.
    On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, James Sutherland wrote:

    > It then looks like a legitimate process, and other things die
    > :-)
    >
    > > People have actually tried this and my patch seems to
    > > catch the hog just fine :)
    >
    > Any sufficiently well-coded bomb is indistinguishable from an
    > innocent unattended package :-)

    Indeed. There is always a way to fool any OOM killer.
    The only thing that could save us here are proper
    per-user resource limits, but even then we'd still want
    an emergency OOM killer to rescue the system in situations
    where we hit the wall...

    Rik
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