Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> I believe that the swap slot can be subsequently freed, though. In
> theory your available virtual memory should be (almost) RAM+swap. In
> practice, Linux can run too close to that limit, (or way over it if you
> turn the checks off). But restricting the maximum possible pages to
> RAM/2 + swap should normally be fine. IANAKH, though.
> Also note that the truly bad thing about the OOM killer is that it can
> affect a process that is not making any new memory demands at all.
How does the OOM killer kill processes, kill -9 or kill -1 and wait?
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