Requesting 'real' memory
Posted Feb 1, 2008 20:21 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Requesting 'real' memory
Parent article: Avoiding the OOM killer with mem_notify
So it doesn't actually help much for you, personally, to make sure your memory is not
Right, that's as dodgy as expecting to avoid the OOM Killer pseudo-crash by having the kernel notify users that memory is tight.
What you want is a combination of the two: a process turns off overallocation for itself, and in exchange, is made immune to the OOM Killer.
That way, processes that need determinism can have it while processes that don't want to waste swap space can have that.
Linux doesn't have this. AIX does.
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