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

> On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 12:30:20PM -0700, David Ford wrote:
> > Init should only get killed if it REALLY is taking a lot of memory. On a 4 or 8meg
>
> Init should never get killed. Killing init can be compared to destroy the TCP
> stack. Some app can keep to run right for some minute until they run socket()
> and then they will hang. Same with init, some task may still run right for
> some time but the machine will die eventually. We simply must not pass the
> point of not return or we're buggy and after the bug triggered we have to force
> the user to reboot the machine as only way to recover.

After 1/2 a second of deep reflection, I concur. Pretty much all interactive processes
will die immediately. That just doesn't make for happy penguins.

-d

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