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SubjectRe: Out of memory?
On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, Michael Rothwell wrote:
> David Ford wrote:
>
> > The kernel does try to kill off programs when it runs out of memory but
> > unless it picks the memory pig, then that program will probably immediately
> > grab any memory the kernel just freed.
>
> Killing, for instance, kswapd. On my machine last week, the
> kernel started killing processes. Its first choice was kswapd,
> and then it went on to my window manager and about 10 other
> programs.

I have a patch which seems to select the 'right' process to
kill almost all of the time. In fact, I've had this patch for
well over a year now and I've submitted it to the list several
times.

Every time a flamewar ensued and the patch didn't get merged.
(and no, I'm not going to submit it again, I have better things
to do with my time than getting into the next flamewar)

regards,

Rik
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-- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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