Re: oom killer and long-waiting processes

From: Mulyadi Santosa
Date: Thu Jun 10 2010 - 12:57:09 EST


On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 14:17, Ryan Wang <> wrote:
> 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.

Please refer to my article here :

Right now, I can not recall entirely about the rules, but IIRC the
processes that do I/O get lower "score". But that doesn't mean it
won't be killed if free memory amount is really low...


Mulyadi Santosa
Freelance Linux trainer and consultant

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