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SubjectRe: Misleading OOM messages
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On Thu, 2009-05-14 at 17:30 -0400, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Thu, 14 May 2009, Dave Hansen wrote:
>
> > - printk(KERN_ERR "%s: kill process %d (%s) score %li or a child\n",
> > + printk(KERN_ERR "No available memory %s: "
> > + "kill process %d (%s) score %li or a child\n",
> > message, task_pid_nr(p), p->comm, points);
>
> "No available memory" still suggests that plugging in more memory is the
> right solution.

To me it at least adds the fact that more should be made *available* and
not just that you're out of it. So, definitely not perfect, but better
than "out".

-- Dave



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