Re: oom killer in 2.4.23

From: Peter Bergmann
Date: Thu Dec 04 2003 - 13:37:12 EST

> Yes, and as a side question, couldn't oom killer be made into a config
> option?
> Cheers,
> MaZe.

I just tried it and - no it does not work.
At least not with the following changes:

added #define PF_MEMDIE 0x00001000 to sched.h

replaced oom_kill.c with the 2.4.22 version

added out_of_memory() to the end of try_to_free_pages_zone()

replaced if (current->flags & PF_MEMALLOC && !in_interrupt()) {
replaced if ((current->flags & (PF_MEMALLOC | PF_MEMDIE)) && !in_interrupt()
) {
in page_alloc.c

effect is still unchanged.
processes get killed by VM and not oom_kikll.c

any hints ??

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