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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove OOM killer from try_to_free_pages / all_unreclaimable braindamage
Nick Piggin <piggin@cyberone.com.au> wrote:
>
> I'm not sure... it could also be just be a fluke
> due to chaotic effects in the mm, I suppose :|

2.6 scans less than 2.4 before declaring oom. I looked at the 2.4
implementation and thought "whoa, that's crazy - let's reduce it and see
who complains". My three-year-old memory tells me it was reduced by 2x to
3x.

We need to find testcases (dammit) and do the analysis. It could be that
we're simply not scanning far enough.
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