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SubjectRe: [PATCH] oom killer killing all threads

On Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 09:20:36PM -0700, dean gaudet wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Aug 2001, Eric Lammerts wrote:
> > I recently had the following problem: Roxen (a webserver that uses
> > threads) was running out of control, eating up more and more memory.
>
> this would be a bug in roxen. for the corresponding code in apache, and

That wouldn't surprise me.

> roxen needs code to limit its own damage, i
> don't see why the kernel should do it...

Of course roxen needs to be fixed, but in the meantime I'd like to prevent
it from bringing the box down.

> hey -- is there a way to know when a task was OOM killed as opposed to
> other forms of death?

dmesg(8) ;-).

Eric
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