Re: [RFC v4] It is common for services to be stateless around their main event loop. If a process sets PR_SET_IDLE to PR_IDLE_MODE_KILLME then it signals to the kernel that epoll_wait() and friends may not complete, and the kernel may send SIGKILL if resources get tight.

From: Shawn Landden
Date: Tue Nov 21 2017 - 00:26:54 EST

On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 9:16 PM, Shawn Landden <slandden@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> See my systemd patch:
> Android uses this memory model for all programs, and having it in the
> kernel will enable integration with the page cache (not in this
> series).
What about having a dedicated way to kill these type of processes,
instead of overloading the OOM killer? This was suggested by
Colin Walters <walters@xxxxxxxxxx>