kernel killing processes when out of swap

Marc Olzheim marcolz at
Tue Apr 12 11:42:27 PDT 2005

On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 11:37:52AM -0700, ALeine wrote:
> > Are you suggesting that vm_pageout_pmap_collect() is no longer in
> > use ?
> > 
> > That has a FOREACH_PROC_IN_SYSTEM(p) ... find biggest unlocked
> > ...
> > kill-kill-kill...
> The largest process gets killed in vm_pageout_scan() according to the
> latest sources:

Erhm, my mistake I meant the same code, just copy-pasted the function
name above vm_pageout_scan() by accident. :-/

My point was/is: it still seems to do big process detection / killing.
The original patch preventing X to be killed was built into that same

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