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    SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH] Cgroup based OOM killer controller
    * Nikanth Karthikesan <knikanth@suse.de> [2009-01-21 16:38:21]:

    > As Alan Cox suggested/wondered in this thread,
    > http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/1/12/235 , this is a container group based approach
    > to override the oom killer selection without losing all the benefits of the
    > current oom killer heuristics and oom_adj interface.
    >
    > It adds a tunable oom.victim to the oom cgroup. The oom killer will kill the
    > process using the usual badness value but only within the cgroup with the
    > maximum value for oom.victim before killing any process from a cgroup with a
    > lesser oom.victim number. Oom killing could be disabled by setting
    > oom.victim=0.

    Looking at the patch, I wonder if it is time for user space OOM
    notifications that were discussed during the containers mini-summit.
    The idea is to inform user space about OOM's and let user space take
    action, if no action is taken, the default handler kicks in.

    --
    Balbir


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