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SubjectRe: [PATCH] oom_pardon, aka don't kill my xlock
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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

Chuckle.

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.

Alan

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