running of out memory => kernel crash

From: Mahmood Naderan
Date: Tue Aug 09 2011 - 02:53:15 EST

I have noticed that when the swap is disabled

(either via swapoff or not defining any swap partition),

then running out of memory can cause a kernel panic. 

I wonder why the hungry application won't be killed

upon a request for a resource that is not available?
In that case, the problematic application will be killed
only but what we see now is that the whole system is

// Naderan *Mahmood;
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