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SubjectRe: [PATCH] VM fix for 2.4.0-test9 & OOM handler
On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 05:06:48PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 04:07:32PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > > No. It's only needed if your OOM algorithm is so crappy that
> > > it might end up killing init by mistake.
> >
> > The algorithm you posted on the list in this thread will kill
> > init if on 4Mbyte machine without swap init is large 3 Mbytes
> > and you execute a task that grows over 1M.
>
> This sounds suspiciously like the description of a DEAD system ;)

The system will be DEAD only when your current algorithm will kill init.

Andrea
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