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SubjectRe: Killing/balancing processes when overcommited
On 16 Sep 2002, Timothy D. Witham wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-09-16 at 07:03, Rik van Riel wrote:

> > > > 1) memory is exhausted
> > > > 2) the network driver can't allocate memory and
> > > > spits out a message
> > > > 3) syslogd and/or klogd get killed

> Not in what I had described. Unless the page fault was for a new page
> (just malloc'ed) it wouldn't result in the killing of the process.

Unfortunately they do. Reality doesn't quite match your
description.

Rik
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