Pavel Machek wrote:
> > The number of threads is dynamically managed by a simple
> > demand-driven algorithm.
> So... when we are low on free memory, we try to create more threads... Possible
Nope. The number of threads is never allowed to fall below two,
for this very reason.
If the machine is super-low on memory, attempts to start more threads
fail (usually due to the 1-order allocation for the kernel stack).
I've seen this happen. But the existing two threads are safe,
and that's plenty to get the machine out of trouble.
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