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

From: Paul Jakma (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 10:57:20 EST

On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Bruce A. Locke wrote:

> I wasn't aware PAM settings affected daemons started up during boottime
> but I will check into it, thank you.

daemons generally don't need to be PAM aware (unless they deal with
authorising things). The script that launches it however (if started
by a PAM aware app such as su) can set limits - which the daemon
should inherit.

> BTW, you said it works only 90%, what are the other 10% of times it
> doesn't work?

malicious processes, or a collection of processes.


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