Re: Out of memory kernel death

stephen farrell (
08 May 1997 21:02:18 -0500

"Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@MIT.EDU> writes:

> Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 16:56:02 -0500 (EST)
> From: James Mastros <>
> Wouldn't killing off the process that has the lowest CPU use be best
> Importance isn't related to how much CPU is being used. For example,

How about this: the ulimit stuff seems to be on the right
track... how about, however, have a kernel configured
ulimit-type-thing which works like quotas. You can set the max of
various things, including cpu time, memory size, etc, on a per-user
or per-group basis.