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SubjectRe: Protecting processes from the OOM killer
Dan Kegel <> writes:

> Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 01:21, Dan Kegel wrote:
> >
> > Everything else is armwaving "works half the time" stuff. By the time
> > the OOM kicks in the game is already over.
> Even with overcommit disallowed, the OOM killer is going to run
> when my users try to run too big a job, so I would still like
> the OOM killer to behave "well".

If OOM is called you've overcommitted memory, so this isn't true
... no overcommit == NULL from malloc() etc.

# James Antill --
* ^From: .*james@and\.org
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