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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Revert oom rewrite series
    On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 11:03:10 +0000
    Alan Cox <> wrote:

    > > 5.6p1 is the latest-n-greatest released version on, so somebody
    > > probably needs to rattle their chain...
    > But current openssh needs to support old kernels.
    > This is why this kind of obsoleting doesn't work well. It's not "update
    > your app" so much as "drop support for older stuff or start doing
    > complicated crap dependant on version"
    > and it's why for tiny amounts of code it is the *wrong* thing to force
    > obsolete stuff especially when it still doesn't seem to have been
    > properly marked for deprecation in the first place.

    How does one mark it apropriately?
    The commit 51b1bd2 (oom: deprecate oom_adj tunable, see below)
    added it to feature-removal-schedule.txt, a patch for
    Documentation/ABI has also been provided in the meantime, if i'm not

    And there is already a patch for openssh:


    commit 51b1bd2ace1595b72956224deda349efa880b693
    Author: David Rientjes <>
    Date: Mon Aug 9 17:19:47 2010 -0700

    oom: deprecate oom_adj tunable

    /proc/pid/oom_adj is now deprecated so that that it may eventually be
    removed. The target date for removal is August 2012.

    A warning will be printed to the kernel log if a task attempts to use this
    interface. Future warning will be suppressed until the kernel is rebooted
    to prevent spamming the kernel log.

    Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <>
    Cc: Nick Piggin <>
    Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <>
    Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <>
    Cc: Oleg Nesterov <>
    Cc: Balbir Singh <>
    Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>

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