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

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 10:06:07 EST

On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Philipp Rumpf wrote:

> > > The algorithm you posted on the list in this thread will kill
> > > init if on 4Mbyte machine without swap init is large 3 Mbytes
> > > and you execute a task that grows over 1M.
> >
> > This sounds suspiciously like the description of a DEAD system ;)
> But wouldn't a watchdog daemon which doesn't allocate any memory
> still get run ?

Indeed, it would. It would also /prevent/ the system
from automatically rebooting itself into a usable state ;)

> > (in which case you simply don't care if init is being killed or not)
> You care about getting an automatic reboot. So you need to be sure the
> watchdog daemon gets killed first or you panic() after some time.

echo 30 > /proc/sys/kernel/panic



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       -- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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