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SubjectRe: A true story of a crash.
> However, users might not find that to be the most reasonable behaviour,
> since they might lose a lot of work, and the server clearly killed many
> more processes than it needed to.

What if, instead of immediately sending SIGKILL, it sent a gradually
escalating series of signals, accompanied by suitable printk()s, over a
period of a few tens of seconds (stopping the process if enough memory
were freed), with SIGKILL only as a last resort?
Trevor Johnson

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