> Memory exhaustion? Act of $deity?
>> I'm late to this thread, but I encountered something similar to this a
> month or two back - every app segfaulted, and the only solution was to
> reboot the box.
>> Things to note:
> 1) No prior warning, no recurrence.
> 2) 1 year old, Dell RH-ready hw, in air-conditioned, dust-free room.
> 3) It's a shell-account box - usually 10+ people logged in, running
> everything from pine to mathematica.
> 4) The box rarely bogs down due to CPU or disk, but there have been
> RAM crunches.
>> Then again, it could simply be that there's lots of points-of-failure in
> the kernel that result in the same symptom.
Wasn't there some big thing about the wisdom of dropping the OOM killer?
What is a Linux box supposed to do now sans-OOM killer when it encounters an
out of memory condition?
Just kill the proggie which requested the big chunck of memory?
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