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SubjectRe: [take3] OOM documentation update [was: Linux killed Kenny, bastard!]
On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 04:58:41PM -0800, David Rientjes ( wrote:
> > +
> > +The task with the highest badness score is then killed.
> > +
> Not quite, even after a task is selected for oom kill, the oom killer
> still prefers to kill one of its children first if any have a different
> mm. See oom_kill_process().

Ok, if it was not clear from the description.

> You also don't mention the exception of OOM_DISABLE (oom_adj score of -17)
> in your formula for how oom_adj impacts the points value. Although its
> already explained earlier, it should be mentioned here since a oom_adj is
> an int and a right shift of 17 does not guarantee `points' will be 0.

It is written several lines above.

Evgeniy Polyakov

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