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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Prevent OOM from killing init
On Sat, 24 Mar 2001, Jonathan Morton wrote:

> Hmm... "if ( freemem < (size_of_mallocing_process / 20) ) fail_to_allocate;"
> Seems like a reasonable soft limit - processes which have already got
> lots of RAM can probably stand not to have that little bit more and
> can be curbed more quickly.

This looks like it could nicely in preventing a single process
from getting out of hand and gobbling up all memory.

It won't prevent the system from a mongolian horde of processes,
but nobody should expect your one-liner to fix world piece ;)

I like it, now lets test it ;)


Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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