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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.23-rc5


On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, Mike Fedyk wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 09:42:21AM -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Yet another thing showed up (possible data corruption on x86-64), so here
> > goes -rc5.
>
> Sorry for not reading the entire 100+ message thread, but maybe someone can
> answer anyway.
>
> Will 2.4.23 have the oom killer?

No. Andrea removed the oom killer because it had problems (deadlocks, it
can "guess" wrong in some cases).

It seems that in most cases killing the allocator (what 2.4.23 does)
works fine.

Having it configurable might be desired.


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