shrinking memory consumptions

Joshua N Pritikin jpritikin at
Tue Apr 3 04:15:23 EDT 2007

On Mon, Apr 02, 2007 at 03:10:28PM -0300, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> We need certainly need to tune the OOM killer - I've done some testing
> with recent v2.6 kernels on our machines and it does behave very badly,
> killing daemons which are not the memory hog in question, for example
> /proc/pid/oom_adj and oom_score need to be adjusted.

I floated a patch for sugar in Feb:

However, it wasn't applied because setting oom_adj requires 
capable(CAP_SYS_RESOURCE) and Marco wasn't sure how to arrange for it.

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