Re: [PATCH] Remove OOM killer from try_to_free_pages /all_unreclaimable braindamage

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 21:37:40 EST

Nick Piggin <piggin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm not sure... it could also be just be a fluke
> due to chaotic effects in the mm, I suppose :|

2.6 scans less than 2.4 before declaring oom. I looked at the 2.4
implementation and thought "whoa, that's crazy - let's reduce it and see
who complains". My three-year-old memory tells me it was reduced by 2x to

We need to find testcases (dammit) and do the analysis. It could be that
we're simply not scanning far enough.
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