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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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