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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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