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SubjectRe: VM problem (2.4.0-test11)

On Wed, 13 Dec 2000 00:25:25 Jussi Laako wrote:
> Marc Mutz wrote:
> >
> > Just to not miss the obvious: You know about ulimit(3)?
> Yes, but it doesn't stop deadlocks caused by kernel's VM system going
> wild... I think that no matter what user process does, root should be always
> able to stop it. User process should never be able to render whole system
> unusable.

That is just some issue that was discussed in this list recently. Look in the
for 'oom killer' subjects.
There are various patches-ways-to-do available, kernel gurus are still working
on it...
(leave always some 4% of mem for root, kill some process when mem is exhausted,
which one to kill...)

Juan Antonio Magallon Lacarta #> cd /pub #> more beer

Linux werewolf 2.2.18-aa1 #1 SMP Mon Dec 11 21:26:28 CET 2000 i686

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