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

From: Andrea Arcangeli (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 15:44:39 EST

On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 09:38:08PM +0100, James Sutherland wrote:
> Shouldn't the runtime factor handle this, making sure the new process is

The runtime factor in the algorithm will make the first difference
only after lots lots of time (and the run_time can as well be wrong
because of jiffies wrap around). But even if it would make a difference
after 1 second, there would be a 1 second window where init can be killed.

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