[cgl_discussion] Re: About Replaceable OOM Killer

Pavel Machek pavel at ucw.cz
Mon Mar 8 03:02:16 PST 2004


> > Though it hasn't been updated for a while because nobody cares...
> IMHO problem with OOM killer is that it always will do wrong choice. So,
> it should be either plugin based or allow to configure it and this
> means, that it will become more complex and buggy. Does not it mean,
> that OOM killer should be moved to user space?
> How about to export OOM event to user space? It might be done in manner
> like hotplug script is used.

When you are OOM, you really can't exec userland script...

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