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    SubjectRe: lowmemory android driver not needed?
    Hi!

    > I never expected it to be merged. I wrote it to allow us to ship a product.
    >
    > > The top problem is, this file stay on non proper place.
    > > then, MM folks don't review at all.
    > >
    > > I think this patch need to receive MM folks review.
    >
    > This patch solves two problems for us:
    > 1. It gives us more control over which process gets killed when we run
    > out of memory. This can easily be fixed in the regular oom killer
    > instead.
    > 2. It prevents the system from getting unusable due to excessive
    > demand paging. Before we added the low memory killer, we had devices
    > stuck for many minutes before the system managed to allocate enough
    > memory for the oom killer to kick in.
    > The second problem is the most critical and if it is solved, we will
    > not need this patch.

    Ok, maybe the best way forward is to create a "demo" that can be run
    on desktop machine, where machine misbehaves (like becomes useless for
    10 minutes before OOM killer kicks in), then draw attetion of
    Andrew/Nick/etc?

    Pavel

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