Re: [PATCH v3] oom-kill: add lowmem usage aware oom kill handling
From: Vedran FuraÄ
Date: Sat Jan 30 2010 - 07:47:22 EST
David Rientjes wrote:
> The oom killer has been doing this for years and I haven't noticed a huge
> surge in complaints about it killing X specifically because of that code
> in oom_kill_process().
Well you said it yourself, you won't see a surge because "oom killer has
been doing this *for years*". So you'll have a more/less constant number
of complains over the years. Just google for: linux, random, kill, memory;
What provoked me to start this discussions is that every few months on
our croatian linux newsgroup someone starts asking why is linux randomly
killing his processes. And at the end of discussion a few, mostly
aix/solaris sysadmins, conclude that linux is still a toy.
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