Re: [PATCH] OOM killer API (was: [PATCH] VM fix for 2.4.0-test9 & OOM handler)

From: Matthew Hawkins (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 09:58:49 EST

On 2000-10-11 10:33:39 -0400, Bruce A. Locke wrote:
> Your making the deadly assumption that all applications behave themselves
> exactly the same all the time. Oops... netscape decided to freak out and
> take up all your memory... guess its the admins fault.

Yep, for not setting appropriate resource limits.

man 2 setrlimit

Of course, if its a kernel bug that causes it I think you're SOL ;)

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