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Re: X server being killed a lot

In article <pr70q1$8v7$>,
Michael van Elst <> wrote:
> (Christos Zoulas) writes:
>>But we kill the process that faulted in this case not the process that
>>likely caused the shortage. We should be keeping stats so that we can
>>select a better victim, then kill that instead and retry. But this is
>>easier said than done :-)
>Linux tried for years. The best they have is to mark specific processes
>as not eligible for killing.

I would be happy with that. Having syslogd killed for example is not nice.

>But first should be to find out what allocation failed. There are
>reasons to believe this is caused by the DRM memory management.
>And then the X server is the process that caused the shortage and
>still shouldn't be killed.

I agree.


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