Re: Out of memory kernel death

bert hubert (
Wed, 7 May 1997 21:53:52 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 7 May 1997, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:

> looks through the processes and kills off the largest one.
> This should be doable in Linux too...
> The problem is that the largest process is often the X server. Often
> this will indeed free a lot of memory, but it's not necessarily the best
> thing to do...

This is getting uglier & uglier, but let's be pragmatic and make it kill
the largest process NOT called "X".

bert hubert.