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

From: Helge Hafting (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 04:08:41 EST

Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 09:06:49AM +0200, Helge Hafting wrote:
> > If you want init to live - prove that it don't eat too much memory.
> I don't see why the machine should be stable only if init is small.
> My kernel won't be stable only if init is small since it doesn't cost
> anything to handle correctly the big init case.
Nothing wrong with a big init - the problem is a memory-leaking init.
That one will die anyway, wether it dies early from an OOM-killer
or later when all other processes are gone don't really matter.

Helge Hafting
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