Re: [PATCH v3] oom-kill: add lowmem usage aware oom kill handling

From: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
Date: Fri Jan 29 2010 - 11:25:52 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
>> panic_on_oom=1 works enough well.For Vedran's, overcommit memory will
>> work
>> well. But oom-killer kills very bad process if not tweaked.
>> So, I think some improvement should be done.
> That is why we have the per process oom_adj values - because for nearly
> fifteen years someone comes along and says "actually in my environment
> the right choice is ..."
> Ultimately it is policy. The kernel simply can't read minds.
If so, all heuristics other than vm_size should be purged, I think.
...Or victim should be just determined by the class of application
user sets. oom_adj other than OOM_DISABLE, searching victim process
by black magic are all garbage.


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