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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] oom_pardon, aka don't kill my xlock
    On Gwe, 2004-09-24 at 00:45, Andries Brouwer wrote:
    > On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 01:23:08AM +0200, Thomas Habets wrote:
    > > How about a sysctl that does "for the love of kbaek, don't ever kill these
    > > processes when OOM. If nothing else can be killed, I'd rather you panic"?
    > An aircraft company discovered that it was cheaper to fly its planes
    > with less fuel on board. The planes would be lighter and use less fuel


    The rest of us just turn on "no overcommit" in /proc/sys. That way we
    get told before takeoff that there isnt enough memory instead. Really
    I'm astound that the default is still to pray you don't get thrown off
    the plane.


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