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SubjectRe: the new VMt

On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 07:13:27PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > there is no swap. If there is truly nothing kswapd can do to recover
> > here, then we are truly OOM. Otherwise, kswapd should be able to free
> Indeed. But we wont fail the kmalloc with a NULL return

Isn't that the preferred behaviour, though? If we are completely out
of VM on a no-swap machine, we should be killing one of the existing
processes rather than preventing any progress and keeping all of the
old tasks alive but deadlocked.


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