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SubjectRe: the new VM

On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> > > Sorry I totally disagree. If GFP_KERNEL are garanteeded to succeed
> > > that is a showstopper bug. [...]
> >
> > why?
>
> Because as you said the machine can lockup when you run out of memory.

well, i think all kernel-space allocations have to be limited carefully,
denying succeeding allocations is not a solution against over-allocation,
especially in a multi-user environment.

Ingo

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