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SubjectRe: the new VM

On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> I'm not sure if we should restrict the limiting only to the cases that
> needs them. For example do_anonymous_page looks a place that could
> rely on the GFP retval.

i think an application should not fail due to other applications
allocating too much RAM. OOM behavior should be a central thing and based
on allocation patterns, not pure luck or unluck. I always found it rude to
SIGBUS when some other application is abusing RAM but the oom detector has
not yet killed it off.

Ingo

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