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

From: Philipp Rumpf (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 22:23:23 EST

> (but I'd be curious if somebody actually manages to
> trick the OOM killer into killing init ... please
> test a bit more to see if this really happens ;))

In a non-real-world situation, yes. (mem=3500k, many drivers, init=/bin/bash,
tried to enter a command). Since the process in question (bash) ignores
SIGTERM, I actually got a hard hang.

We really should turn this into a panic() (panic means your elevator control
system reboots and maybe misses the right floor. hard hang means you need
to reboot manually).

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