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SubjectRE: Killing/balancing processes when overcommited
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On Fri, 2002-09-13 at 15:44, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On 13 Sep 2002, Timothy D. Witham wrote:
>
> > In this case the offense is asking for more memory. So it is the
> > process that asks for more memory that goes away. Again sometimes it
> > will be an innocent bystander but hopefully it will eventually be the
> > process that is causing the problem.
>
> If you kill the process that requests memory, the sequence often
> goes as follows:
>
> 1) memory is exhausted
>
> 2) the network driver can't allocate memory and
> spits out a message
>
> 3) syslogd and/or klogd get killed
>
> Clearly you want to be a bit smarter about which process to kill.
>


Right, you need to have a hold back for the kernel/root items to
ensure that this sort of thing doesn't happen.


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>
> Rik
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