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

From: Andrea Arcangeli (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 14:05:03 EST

On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 08:42:26PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> ignoring the kill would just preserve those bugs artificially.

If the oom killer kills a thing like init by mistake or init has a memleak
you'll notice both problems regardless of having a magic for init in a _very_
slow path so I don't buy your point.
For corretness init must not be killed ever, period.

So you have two choices:

o math proof that the current algorithm without the magic can't end
        killing init (and I should be able to proof the other way around

o have a magic check for init

So the magic is _strictly_ necessary at the moment.

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