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

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 15:06:48 EST

On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 04:07:32PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > No. It's only needed if your OOM algorithm is so crappy that
> > it might end up killing init by mistake.
> The algorithm you posted on the list in this thread will kill
> init if on 4Mbyte machine without swap init is large 3 Mbytes
> and you execute a task that grows over 1M.

This sounds suspiciously like the description of a DEAD system ;)

(in which case you simply don't care if init is being killed or not)



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