Re: running of out memory => kernel crash

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Tue Aug 09 2011 - 03:06:58 EST

On Mon, August 8, 2011 11:53 pm, Mahmood Naderan wrote:
> Hi
> 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
> crashed.

Do you have any kernel log panic/oops/Bug messages?

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