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SubjectRe: OOM Test Case - Failed!
On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Stephen Tweedie wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 10:02:52AM -0400, Byron Stanoszek wrote:
>
> > I am very unimpressed with the current OOM killer. After 10 days of online
> > time, I decided to try compiling gcc again, the very culprit that killed my
> > last system using 2.4.0-test8 Friday night (to which I was unable to reset
> > the system until Monday morning).
> >
> > root 1099 63.6 61.5 71424 18740 pts/0 R 09:39 1:22 ./genattrtab
>
> The oom killer avoided killing your busy, large, root-owned
> process. Don't run gcc compiles as root. Protecting root
> processes is an explicit design goal here.

Also:

1) his system pretty much continued to run
2) since only httpd children got killed, no work
was lost

(only the fact that he ran genattrtab as root screwed
up things a bit and kept the system from killing the
task -- but probably only just)

regards,

Rik
--
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-- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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