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

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 14:07:32 EST

On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> 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

That only happens in the "random" OOM killer 2.2 has ...

> 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
> instead)
> o have a magic check for init
> So the magic is _strictly_ necessary at the moment.

No. It's only needed if your OOM algorithm is so crappy that
it might end up killing init by mistake.


"What you're running that piece of shit Gnome?!?!"
       -- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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