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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Prevent OOM from killing init
On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 06:38:37PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > infinite storage. After all, earlier Unix flavours did not need
> > an OOM killer either, and my editor was not killed under Unix V6
> > on 64k when I started some other process.
> You were lucky. Its quite possible for V6 to kill processes when you run out
> of swap
>

It was actually worse than that. Grab your copy of "Lions", and check lines
4375-4377 in function xswap(). A failure to allocate space in the swapmap
caused a panic. Same problem in xalloc().

Tim

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