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

From: Andrea Arcangeli (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 09:07:13 EST

On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 04:38:02AM +0100, Philipp Rumpf wrote:
> Init should never die. If we get to do_exit in init we'll panic which is
> the right thing to do (reboot on critical systems).

If the page fault can fail with OOM on init, init will get a SIGSEGV while
running a signal handler (copy-user will return -EFAULT regardless it was an
oom or a real segfault) and it _won't_ panic and the system is unusable.

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