oom killer and long-waiting processes

From: Ryan Wang
Date: Thu Jun 10 2010 - 03:17:34 EST

Hi all,

I have one question about oom killer:
If many processes dealing with network communications,
but due to bad network traffic, the processes have to wait
for a very long time. And meanwhile they may consume
some memeory separately for computation. The number
of such processes may be large.

I wonder whether oom killer will kill these processes
when the system is under high pressure?

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