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    SubjectRe: Misleading OOM messages
    On Fri, 15 May 2009, Pavel Machek wrote:

    > Ok, so kernel should be fixed to make limits 30% of non-mlocked
    > memory.

    There is already ulimit.

    > > folks. They go sucking up and locking as much memory as they can get
    > > their hands on. Adding memory never helps them because they'll use up
    > > whatever is there.
    >
    > Well, but it is uncommon everywhere else. If you have desktop system,
    > job size is pretty much constant. If you have too little memory, you
    > OOM.

    Nope. If you have too little memory for your app then the kernel pages
    portions of the app out to disk. Thats is why you have a VM (VIRTUAL
    machine). The app is not running with physical memory.




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