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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] use oom_killer_disabled in page fault oom path
On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 2:31 PM, Dave Young <> wrote:
> Currently oom_killer_disabled is only used in __alloc_pages_slowpath,
> For page fault oom case it is not considered. One use case is
> virtio balloon driver, when memory pressure is high, virtio ballooning
> will cause oom killing due to such as page fault oom.

Other mm guys already accepted but sorry I can't understand your point
since I am not familiar with virtio.

Now oom_killer_disabled is used by only hibernation and hibernation
freezes processes so page fault shouldn't happen.

Now are you using oom_killer_disabled in virtio?
Could you elaborate use case ?

Kind regards,
Minchan Kim

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