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    SubjectRe: Revised memory-management stuff (was: OOM killer)
    On Sat, Mar 31, 2001 at 10:03:28PM -0800, Jonathan Morton wrote:
    > Issue 3:
    > The OOM killer was frequently killing the "wrong" process. I have
    > developed an improved badness selector, and devised a possible means of
    > specifying "don't touch" PIDs at runtime. PID 1 is never selected for
    > killing. I am debating whether to allow selection of *any* process
    > labelled "init" and running as root for the chop, since one of the "unusual
    > but frequently encountered" scenarios is for a second init to be running
    > during an install or recovery procedure. This might make it's way in as an
    > optional feature.

    IO/memory direct hardware access capability holding processes should be at
    the bottom of the list.

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