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SubjectRe: Out of memory?
On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, David Ford wrote:
> Jesse Pollard wrote:
>
> > It gets the process currently requesting memory. Nothing more. That process may
> > be init, if init is requesting memory (ie. fork/exec).
>
> Which is "obviously incorrect" as it kills the wrong program
> nearly all the time. It's easy to make a data trail.

Indeed. Now we need a volunteer to pick up my OOM killer
patch and try to get it into the kernel.

I've submitted it a few times and I won't do that again.
(getting the new VM to perform well is way more important
at the moment)

regards,

Rik
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-- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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