Re: Out of memory kernel deat

Rauli Ruohonen (
Mon, 12 May 1997 13:06:32 +0300 (EET DST)


> X points for every page rss
> -Y points for every second of execution time
> Z points for not having uid=0
> Z/2 points for not having euid=0
> The process with the biggest score gets killed.


This proposition is very much like mine, but this doesn't include the
root-reserved memory block. It would be useful to have a small amount of
root-only memory, so that you could log in even if you have a process
which rapidly creates a memory-hogger processes.

As I noted before, reserving ~4 MB from swap isn't that much..