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SubjectRe: the new VM
On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 04:27:24PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > i think an application should not fail due to other applications
> > allocating too much RAM. OOM behavior should be a central thing and based
>
> At least Linus's point is that doing perfect accounting (at
> least on the userspace allocation side) may cause you to waste
> resources, failing even if you could still run and I tend to
> agree with him. We're lazy on that side and that's global win in
> most cases.

OK, so do you guys want my OOM-killer selection code
in 2.4? ;)

(that will fix the OOM case in the rare situations
where it occurs and do the expected thing most of the
time)

regards,

Rik
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"What you're running that piece of shit Gnome?!?!"
-- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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