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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] VM fix for 2.4.0-test9 & OOM handler

    On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Marco Colombo wrote:

    > [...]
    > > They are niced because the user thinks them a bit less
    > > important.
    >
    > Please don't, this assumption is quite wrong. I use nice just to be
    > 'nice' to other users. I can run my *important* CPU hog simulation
    > nice +10 in order to let other people get more CPU when the need it.

    yep. The OOM killer heuristics *must not* penalize any other kernel
    feature. Rather introduce a orthogonal voluntary "importance" system-call,
    which marks processes as more and less important. This is similar to
    priority, it can only be decreased by ordinary users.

    Ingo

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