You forget about higher god!
Posted Jan 31, 2008 9:47 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Avoiding the OOM killer with mem_notify
Parent article: Avoiding the OOM killer with mem_notify
Applications are always under threat from OOM-killer, but there are another, more powerfull god: the end user! If applications does not play nice and forces other applications to be killed by OOM-killer (one way or another) then eventually this information reaches the user and application is either silenced forever or fixed. So the applications (or rather the application writers) have every incentive to play well with others...
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