Re: 4.8.8 kernel trigger OOM killer repeatedly when I have lots of RAM that should be free

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Tue Nov 22 2016 - 14:39:22 EST

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 8:14 AM, Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks a lot for the testing. So what do we do now about 4.8? (4.7 is
> already EOL AFAICS).
> - send the patch [1] as 4.8-only stable.

I think that's the right thing to do. It's pretty small, and the
argument that it changes the oom logic too much is pretty bogus, I
think. The oom logic in 4.8 is simply broken. Let's get it fixed.
Changing it is the point.