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SubjectRe: Improving OOM killer
On 02/10/2010 03:54 PM, Lubos Lunak wrote:

> Which however can mean that not killing this system daemon will be traded for
> DoS-ing the whole system, if the daemon keeps spawning new children as soon
> as the OOM killer frees up resources for them.

Killing the system daemon *is* a DoS.

It would stop eg. the database or the web server, which is
generally the main task of systems that run a database or
a web server.

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