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

From: Ingo Molnar (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 13:42:26 EST

On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> 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.

I believe we should not special-case init in this case. If the OOM would
kill init then we *want* to know about it ASAP, because it's either a bug
in the OOM code or a memory leak in init. Both things are very bad, and
ignoring the kill would just preserve those bugs artificially.


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