Re: Draft version of Out-Of-Memory killer

Andrea Arcangeli (
Mon, 4 May 1998 11:42:54 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 4 May 1998, Rik van Riel wrote:

>I've made a draft version of the out-of-memory
>killer (linux/mm/oom_kill.c) but it isn't complete
>yet and could probably be better.

Does for_each_task() include process 1? If so select_bad_process must
check that the selected process won' t be init. BTW, I am able to kill
init in out of memory condition in 2.0.34xxx. I never tried in 2.1.x but
sure it' s the _first_ thing we must avoid.

Andrea[s] Arcangeli

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