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

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 16:26:01 EST

On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Lets kill a 6 week long typical background compute job because
> > netscape exploded (and yes netscape has a child process)
> in the paragraph you didnt quote i pointed this out and
> suggested adding all parent's badness value to children as well
> - so we'd end up killing netscape.

Would this complexity /really/ be worth it for the twice-yearly
OOM situation?


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

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