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SubjectRe: [BUGFIX][PATCH] oom-kill: fix NUMA consraint check with nodemask v4.2
On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 20:30:37 -0800 (PST)
David Rientjes <> wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Dec 2009, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> > I'm now preparing more counters for mm's statistics. It's better to
> > wait and to see what we can do more. And other patches for total
> > oom-killer improvement is under development.
> >
> > And, there is a compatibility problem.
> > As David says, this may break some crazy software which uses
> > fake_numa+cpuset+oom_killer+oom_adj for resource controlling.
> > (even if I recommend them to use memcg rather than crazy tricks...)
> >
> That's not at all what I said. I said using total_vm as a baseline allows
> users to define when a process is to be considered "rogue," that is, using
> more memory than expected. Using rss would be inappropriate since it is
> highly dynamic and depends on the state of the VM at the time of oom,
> which userspace cannot possibly keep updated.
> You consistently ignore that point: the power of /proc/pid/oom_adj to
> influence when a process, such as a memory leaker, is to be considered as
> a high priority for an oom kill. It has absolutely nothing to do with
> fake NUMA, cpusets, or memcg.
You also ignore that it's not sane to use oom kill for resource control ;)

Anyway, rss patch was dropped as you want.
I'll prepare other ones.


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