Re: [Lsf-pc] [RFC 0/2] opportunistic memory reclaim of a killed process

From: Michal Hocko
Date: Thu Apr 11 2019 - 08:16:41 EST

On Thu 11-04-19 07:51:21, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Wed, 2019-04-10 at 18:43 -0700, Suren Baghdasaryan via Lsf-pc wrote:
> > The time to kill a process and free its memory can be critical when
> > the
> > killing was done to prevent memory shortages affecting system
> > responsiveness.
> The OOM killer is fickle, and often takes a fairly
> long time to trigger. Speeding up what happens after
> that seems like the wrong thing to optimize.
> Have you considered using something like oomd to
> proactively kill tasks when memory gets low, so
> you do not have to wait for an OOM kill?

AFAIU, this is the point here. They probably have a user space OOM
killer implementation and want to achieve killing to be as swift as

Michal Hocko