Re: [PATCH] VM fix for 2.4.0-test9 & OOM handler

From: Andrea Arcangeli (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 13:28:44 EST

On Fri, Oct 06, 2000 at 04:19:55PM -0400, Byron Stanoszek wrote:
> In the OOM killer, shouldn't there be a check for PID 1 just to enforce that

Init can't be killed in 2.2.x latest, the same bugfix should be forward
ported to 2.4.x.
> Can you give me your rationale for selecting 'nice' processes as being badder?

Also the cpu time and start time of a process are meaningless. Simulations
runs for weeks before they run the machine out of memory.

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