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SubjectRe: VM nuisance
Wouldn't it be just a matter of


case 'f': /* F -- oom handlder _f_ree memory */
printk("Run OOM Handler\n");
oom_kill();
break;

in handle_sysrq in sysrq.c?

-Justin

On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 05:06:40PM -0700, Dr. Kelsey Hudson wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, Justin A wrote:
>
> > Though it is not a complete solution for all cases(servers etc),
> > could a SysReq combination be added that triggers OOM? I'm sure many
> > people use SysReq-k on occasion to get a system out of endless
> > swapping, I think having a SysReq key for OOM would be a great
> > improvement.
> >
> > Comments?
>
> I think it's a damn good idea. I'd actually begin coding that now, if I
> knew where to start. SysRQ has saved my life more than once -- i'm sure it
> would help all the other people who are having problems with randomized
> thrashing and stuff.
>
> Kelsey Hudson khudson@ctica.com
> Software Engineer
> Compendium Technologies, Inc (619) 725-0771
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