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Old 06-29-2010, 11:33 PM   #1
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oom_killer is causing problems. How do I turn it off? rpm remove?


oom_killer has killed the Xserver on my systems. Can I turn it off or do I remove it.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 11:52 PM   #2
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oom_killer has killed the Xserver on my systems. Can I turn it off or do I remove it.
No, you can't turn it off, and even if you could, you don't want to. Read up on it:
http://linux-mm.org/OOM_Killer

OOM = Out Of Memory. You have a process that's behaving badly. Low priority stuff gets killed first. You don't say what version/distro of Linux, or give any details on the box. Chances are there's a database on it, right???
 
Old 06-30-2010, 12:11 AM   #3
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Web server?
 
Old 06-30-2010, 01:46 AM   #4
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On the contrary the OOM can be mightily influenced - even disabled for specific tasks.

Here is one of my all-time favourite posts on the matter from lkml.
 
  


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