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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.


    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)


    "What you're running that piece of shit Gnome?!?!"
    -- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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