Respite from the OOM killer
Posted Oct 5, 2004 3:50 UTC (Tue) by mbp
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OK, graceful degradation is nice. But it's hard to tell whether overcommit helps or hurts.
Even car designers have this problem: some modern cars will refuse to start if the engine is getting into a state where there is a chance of permanent damage. If it's approaching zero oil pressure, I think I would rather have an electronic cutout than an engine seizure.
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