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Date:   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:16:33 +0200
From:   Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>
To:     Rik van Riel <riel@...riel.com>
Cc:     Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@...gle.com>, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
        dancol@...gle.com, jannh@...gle.com, minchan@...nel.org,
        penguin-kernel@...ove.SAKURA.ne.jp, kernel-team@...roid.com,
        rientjes@...gle.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        willy@...radead.org, linux-mm@...ck.org, hannes@...xchg.org,
        shakeelb@...gle.com, jrdr.linux@...il.com,
        yuzhoujian@...ichuxing.com, joel@...lfernandes.org,
        timmurray@...gle.com, lsf-pc@...ts.linux-foundation.org,
        guro@...com, christian@...uner.io, ebiederm@...ssion.com
Subject: Re: [Lsf-pc] [RFC 0/2] opportunistic memory reclaim of a killed
 process

On Thu 11-04-19 07:51:21, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Wed, 2019-04-10 at 18:43 -0700, Suren Baghdasaryan via Lsf-pc wrote:
> > The time to kill a process and free its memory can be critical when
> > the
> > killing was done to prevent memory shortages affecting system
> > responsiveness.
> 
> The OOM killer is fickle, and often takes a fairly
> long time to trigger. Speeding up what happens after
> that seems like the wrong thing to optimize.
> 
> Have you considered using something like oomd to
> proactively kill tasks when memory gets low, so
> you do not have to wait for an OOM kill?

AFAIU, this is the point here. They probably have a user space OOM
killer implementation and want to achieve killing to be as swift as
possible.

-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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