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SubjectRe: oom killer and its superior braindamage in 2.4
On Sun, 23 Feb 2003, David Mansfield wrote:

> So you're saying that a process can stay in the D state, without ever
> getting enough resources to complete a single Uninteruptible wait, for
> hours at a time?

Or even in the R state, but that would only happen when there
is a kernel bug. The OOM killer can do nothing but hope for
the best and try another process if the first one doesn't want
to exit.

> Ok. Now I understand your patch. Thanks for the info.
>
> You should push your patch to Marcelo.

Will do.

cheers,

Rik
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