shrinking memory consumptions

Jim Gettys jg at
Tue Apr 3 11:21:28 EDT 2007

Ivan, think about defense in depth....

Say we get a sigdanger and/or a file to poll on.  I expect we will, and
it will help.  To what degree, we don't know.

There are circumstances that *will* fail.

We should still be setting OOM priorities, and we should still be
warning applications in time to save state.

Having OOM shoot really key processes because it doesn't know better is
a total lose.
                                  - Jim

On Tue, 2007-04-03 at 11:08 -0400, Ivan Krstić wrote:
> Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
> > 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.
> As I've tried to point out, I consider that the wrong approach anyway.
Jim Gettys
One Laptop Per Child

More information about the Devel mailing list