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SubjectRe: [PATCH] OOM killer API (was: [PATCH] VM fix for 2.4.0-test9 & OOM handler)
On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 12:32:50PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Ingo Oeser wrote:
>
> > before you argue endlessly about the "Right OOM Killer (TM)", I
> > did a small patch to allow replacing the OOM killer at runtime.
> >
> > So now you can stop arguing about the one and only OOM killer,
> > implement it, provide it as module and get back to the important
> > stuff ;-)
>
> This is definately a cool toy for people who have doubts
> that my OOM killer will do the wrong thing in their
> workloads.

I think this can be useful for more than just a cool toy. I think that the
main thing that this discusion has shown is no OOM killer will please 100% of
the people 100% of the time. I think we should try and have a good generic
OOM killer that kills the right process most of the time. People can impliment
(and submit) different-style OOM killers as needed. Or at least get 'em on
freshmeat. :)

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Tom Rini (TR1265)
http://gate.crashing.org/~trini/
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