Re: [PATCH] mm: oom_kill_process: do not abort if the victim is exiting

From: Vladimir Davydov
Date: Wed May 25 2016 - 11:20:54 EST

On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 10:09:46AM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> Well, my understanding of the OOM report is that it should tell you two
> things. The first one is to give you an overview of the overal memory
> situation when the system went OOM and the second one is o give you
> information that something has been _killed_ and what was the criteria
> why it has been selected (points). While the first one might be
> interesting for what you write above the second is not and it might be
> even misleading because we are not killing anything and the selected
> task is dying without the kernel intervention.

Fair enough. Printing that a task was killed while it actually died
voluntarily is not good. And select_bad_process may select dying tasks.
So let's leave it as is for now.