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SubjectRe: the new VMt

On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 08:09:31PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > 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.
> Unless Im missing something we wont kill any task in that condition - even
> a SIGKILL will make no odds as everyone is asleep in kmalloc

Right. Eeek.

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