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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] oom killer (Core)
    On Fri, 2004-12-10 at 08:32 -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
    >> It appears the net functional change here is the reentrancy prevention;
    >> the choice of tasks is policy. The functional change may be accomplished
    >> with the following:

    On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 05:52:33PM +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
    > Your patch would call yield() with the lock held. On an UP machine you
    > end up in the same code, as spin_locks are NOPs except for the preempt
    > part.
    > It's now obsolete by the fixes which were done by Andrea.
    > I'm wondering why he did not post the final version. Andrea ???
    > Attached is the latest working and tested patch. It contains Andrea's
    > fixes to the oom invocation and my modifications to the selection whom
    > to kill.
    > This should really go into mainline.

    This should all be split up; it's doing a dozen things at a time.

    -- wli
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