Re: Out of memory management in embedded systems

From: Daniel Phillips
Date: Fri Sep 28 2007 - 21:59:37 EST

On Friday 28 September 2007 05:55, Daniel Spång wrote:
> Applications with dynamic input and dynamic memory usage have some
> issues with the current overcommitting kernel. A high memory usage
> situation eventually results in that a process is killed by the OOM
> killer. This is especially evident in swapless embedded systems with
> limited memory and no swap available.

In order to earn the right to fix this problem by inventing new Linux,
first you need to post a traceback and a cat of /proc/meminfo to prove
the OOM is a true one, as opposed to a second order effect of a
writeout lockup.


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