OOM manager project
c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri Jul 20 11:05:11 EDT 2007
On 20.07.2007 16:37, Jim Gettys wrote:
> Note that the kernel has to be able to recover memory when it needs it,
> or it will deadlock: this is a situation where the kernel must be in
> control, but user space could cooperate much better than it does today,
> by providing appropriate hints. So don't say: "the kernel shouldn't
> kill processes: user space should"; that design doesn't fly.
> So we need an OOM killer helper.
> We have the ability to provide the kernel with much of the
> information it needs for much better behavior, if we choose.
> 5) see if there are better OOM algorithms that Linux presently has.
How does the new proposal relate to the OOM discussion here:
Have we simply given up trying to beat userspace into shape?
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