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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] VM fix for 2.4.0-test9 & OOM handler
    On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    > On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Rik van Riel wrote:
    >
    > > > so dns helper is killed first, then netscape. (my idea might not
    > > > make sense though.)
    > >
    > > It makes some sense, but I don't think OOM is something that
    > > occurs often enough to care about it /that/ much...
    >
    > i'm trying to handle Andrea's case, the init=/bin/bash
    > manual-bootup case, with 4MB RAM and no swap, where the admin
    > tries to exec a 2MB process. I think it's a legitimate concern -
    > i cannot know in advance whether a freshly started process would
    > trigger an OOM or not.

    In that case the time running and the cpu time used
    factors should give the new process a heavy penalty
    compared to init.

    (but I'd be curious if somebody actually manages to
    trick the OOM killer into killing init ... please
    test a bit more to see if this really happens ;))

    regards,

    Rik
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