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SubjectRe: Improving OOM killer
> 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.

One of the problems with picking on tasks that fork a lot is that
describes apache perfectly. So a high loaded apache will get shot over a
rapid memory eating cgi script.

Any heuristic is going to be iffy - but that isn't IMHO a good one to
work from. If anything "who allocated lots of RAM recently" may be a
better guide but we don't keep stats for that.


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