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

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 16:44:37 EST

On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > I'd prefer just X having a higher "mm nice level" or something.
> Which it has, because:
> 2) p->euid == 0

Oh, I agree, but we might want to generalize this a bit so that root could
say "this process is important" and then drop root privileges and still
get "credited" for the fact that it's important.

It's not a big deal. It works for X right now.


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