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SubjectRe: Killing/balancing processes when overcommited
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On Mon, 2002-09-16 at 07:03, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Helge Hafting wrote:
> > 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
> > >
> > > Clearly you want to be a bit smarter about which process to kill.
> >
> > Ill-implemented klogd/syslogd. Pre-allocating a little memory
> > is one way to go, or drop messages until allocation
> > becomes possible again. Then log a complaint about
> > messages missing due to a temporary OOM.
>
> No. This has absolutely nothing to do with it.
>
> In this case, "allocating memory" simply means that klogd/syslogd
> page faults on something it already allocated, say a piece of the
> executable or a swapped-out buffer.
>
> Simple page faults like this can also trigger an OOM-killing.
>

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.

Tim

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