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

From: Matthew Hawkins (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 20:28:10 EST

On 2000-10-11 12:48:54 -0400, Andrew Pimlott wrote:
> No way should a desktop user be responsible for micro-managing the
> resource usage of his applications.

That's right. The systems administrator should, and will set
appropriate limits for users on his/her system that apply from login.

This is how the systems I first used were configured (lucky me had a
damn fine sysadmin), and so this is how I configure mine.

> The only thing that knows what's right for Netscape is Netscape.

I would disagree with this, I believe this is exactly the root of
people's problems with Netscape (and the same theory should apply to
other apps). The application doesn't know what's _right_ - it knows
what it _wants_. Big difference.

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