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SubjectRe: Patch: oom_kill
On Tuesday 04 February 2003 06:32 am, Axel Kittenberger wrote:
> A small patch to discuss, it's about killing an process in an out-of-memory
> condition. First from the code I don't see any prohibition that it kills
> init, if reaches maximum badness points, don't think thats something
> anybody anytime wants. Sure for desktop systems this very unlikely to ever
> occur, but for small embedded systems that could happen.


> Second proposal is to give processes that are direct childs from init a
> special bonus, normally that are those we don't want to get killed. They
> are either important or get respawned eitherway creating an endless oom
> condition loop when killing them.

And what about processes that get reparented to init? These could be causing
the OOM. I didn't think that the p_ptr was null when reparenting happens.

Jesse I Pollard, II

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