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Re: Bug#126750: klogd should optionally be started from init(8)

On Sun, 30 Dec 2001, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2001 at 02:09:36PM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > It is far better than anything else I can think of. Fiddling with the OOM
> > killer to avoid killing syslog and klog is worse, for example. Writing
> Nope, that's exactly what the OOM killer was designed to do.  Processes
> like syslogd is meant to be the last ones to be killed.

Well, you're the authority on the kernel here. If you think it is a good
idea to modify the OOM, I will not disagree.

Such mod to the OOM would at the very least give us time to leisurely write
an inittab control interface (generic, might be useful for a lot of stuff),
and test and deploy it. It would be useful for the *getty packages, for

Then it would be simple to make such changes locally, or based on debconf
requests of user preference (or not at all) for any package that might
benefit from it.

I am not at ease to go poking on the OOM, though. Someone else better used
to kernel programming should do it...

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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