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SubjectOOM: A Success Report
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i thought it would be nice to finally hear something good about the OOM
killer.

i am testing Evolution (Ximian's GNOME emailer/groupware app), and the
latest Evolution cvs-snapshot went crazy when trying to copy a mail
folder. my load averaged spiked, swap filled, and then i ran out of
memory.

*poof*, Evolution was killed, and everything returned to normal.

kernel showed:
Out of Memory: Killed process 1296 (evolution-mail).
Out of Memory: Killed process 1296 (evolution-mail).
Out of Memory: Killed process 1296 (evolution-mail).
Out of Memory: Killed process 1302 (evolution-mail).
Out of Memory: Killed process 1303 (evolution-mail).
Out of Memory: Killed process 1306 (evolution-mail).
Out of Memory: Killed process 1307 (evolution-mail).

now, i dont know if the load average spiking was evolution's fault, or
not...but everything seemed to work. Good job.

--
Robert M. Love
rml at ufl.edu
rml at tech9.net

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