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Re: [olpc-software] welcome to the olpc software mailing list



On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 13:16 -0500, Alan Cox wrote:

> 
> > 	2) Getting OOM processing hooks out into user space: the window manager
> > is the place where we know what the user cares about the most.  Right
> > now, the kernel randomly picks something to kill, usually X ;-).
> 
> OOM is already optional. You just set no overcommit and the system will limit
> address space allocation to a given percentage of ram + swap to make OOM 
> fairly close to impossible.
> 

Ah, but I want OOM: I just need to be able to control what gets killed,
possibly warning that application long enough in advance it could save
its state for a later transparent restart...  The kernel has no insight
into that sort of behavior.
			- Jim



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