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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.2.15pre12 [VM fixes]
    On Mon, 6 Mar 2000, James Manning wrote:

    > Again, notice that my heuristic was simply reverse-ordering
    > chronologically. Yes, I meant pid's < 1000, but the number

    It's quite possible (about a 3% chance) that the PID of the
    hog (that we _want_ to get killed) is in the <1000 range...

    Also, "simply reverse-ordering chronologically" doesn't work
    if it means killing two dozen innocent processes before we
    get to the memory hog.

    Killing processes when we're out of memory is _bad_ (but
    unavoidable) so we'd better make sure that we kill the hog
    and keep all other processes alive...


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