Re: [patch] oom_kill fix

From: Coywolf Qi Hunt
Date: Tue Mar 15 2005 - 13:52:01 EST

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:02:58 -0800, Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Coywolf Qi Hunt <coywolf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > This oom_kill fix is to do mmput(mm) a bit earlier and returning 0 or 1
> > to indicate success or failure instead of returning mm_struct pointer.
> Why is this a "fix"? What bug is it fixing?

It's at least a coding style improvement and lets the code be less obfuscated.
It increases the system survival possibilities by doing mmput immediately
and reduces the chances of oom killing another process unnecessarily, IMHO.

Or rather rename "fix" to "cleanup".

Coywolf Qi Hunt
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at