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

From: Ingo Molnar (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 15:24:51 EST

On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Rik van Riel wrote:

> > so dns helper is killed first, then netscape. (my idea might not
> > make sense though.)
> It makes some sense, but I don't think OOM is something that
> occurs often enough to care about it /that/ much...

i'm trying to handle Andrea's case, the init=/bin/bash manual-bootup case,
with 4MB RAM and no swap, where the admin tries to exec a 2MB process. I
think it's a legitimate concern - i cannot know in advance whether a
freshly started process would trigger an OOM or not.


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