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SubjectRe: [RFC] Enabling other oom schemes
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On Sat, Sep 13, 2003 at 04:52:56PM -0400, Robert Love wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-09-13 at 13:48, Jamie Lokier wrote:
>
> > Also, when the OOM condition is triggered I'd like the system to
> > reboot, but first try for a short while to unmount filesystems cleanly.
> >
> > Any chance of those things?
>
> I like all of these ideas.
>
> One thing to keep in mind is that during a real OOM condition, we cannot
> allocate _any_ memory. None. Zilch.
>
So a "complicated" oom handler need to preallocate all the memory
it might ever need. Not impossible.

Helge Hafting
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