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SubjectRe: Out of memory handling broken
Hi!

> > I need to allocate as much memory as possible (but not more).
> > Okay, so I use out_of_memory, right?
>
> Nope, out_of_memory() is about virtual memory handling,
> not at all about physical memory.

Yes, so... What happens at physical memory exhaustion? System crash?

> > But, when I looked into out_of_memory... Of course its
> > wrong. out_of_memory() contains
> >
> > if (nr_swap_pages > 0)
> > return 0;
> >
> > ...which is obviously wrong. It is well possible to have free
> > swap _and_ be out of memory -- eat_memory() loop gets system to
> > this state easily.
>
> This is because you're using out_of_memory() for something
> it was never meant for. ;)

Okay, okay. Is there any solution (in 2.4.10) in doing what I want to
do?

Pavel
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