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

From: Olaf Titz (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 03:47:10 EST

> > Still, it would be nice to recover that 4 MB when the system
> > doesn't have any memory left.
> Yup. The X server could give back the memory for some cases like the
> background without too much hackery.

Then Linux only needs to implement SIGDANGER, which has been talked
about for years...

X would be a good candidate to implement a handler for it. Others are
Emacs, Mozilla or JVMs - basically everything which has a GC of some
sort. It could even be used to implement a configurable user mode OOM


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