Re: 2.4.16 & OOM killer screw up (fwd)

From: Hubert Mantel (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 11:37:32 EST


On Tue, Dec 11, Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:

> Andrea Arcangeli <> writes:
> >Lack of documentation is not a bug, period. Also it's not true that I'm
> I scare myself shitless that you as the one responsible for something
> as crucial as MM in the Linux kernel, has such an attitude towards
> software development especially when people like RvR as for docs.
> Sorry, but to me this sounds like something from M$ (MAPI? You don't
> need MAPI documentation. We know what we're doing. You don't need to
> know how Windows XX works. It's enough that we know).
> Actually, you _do_ get documentation from M$. Something, one can't say

How do you know the documentation matches the actual code?

> about the Linux MM-sprikled-with holy-penguin-pee subsystem.

In Linux, you get even more: You can look at the code itself.

> I'm not happy about your usage of magic numbers, either. So it is
> still running on solid 2.2.19 until further notice (or until Rik loses
> his patience. ;-) )

Oh, the 2.2.19 VM is from Andrea ;)

> Regards
> Henning
    Hubert Mantel Goodbye, dots... /\\
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