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

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 15:05:11 EST

On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, David Ford wrote:

> Then spam the console loudly with printk, but don't destroy the
> whole machine. Init should only get killed if it REALLY is
> taking a lot of memory. On a 4 or 8meg machine tho, the
> probability of init getting killed is simply too high for
> comfort. I have never ever seen init start consuming memory
> like this so I'd rather get spammed on the console a LOT then
> have my entire machine instantly go dead.

Please TEST THIS before spreading Wild Rumours(tm)

On 2.2 a /random/ process gets killed when the system gets
tight, so you'll see init killed on (pre-kludge) 2.2 kernels,
but I don't believe you'll see this with 2.4...



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

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