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SubjectLinux behaviour in low memory situations.
I can remember sometime in the 80's or 90's (2.1.8x/9x), linux just killed a
more-or-less random process when there was no memory left. That, while
sometimes sub-optimal (the X-server), saved me from a long filesystem check.

All the newer kernels, though, just _stop_ (not even sysrq works) without an
oops, when there is no memory left (all 2.1.10x for example). Increasing
sys/vm/freepages does not help at all..

Will that be 2.2???

Just an observation ;)

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