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

On Sun, 30 Dec 2001 01:03, Dominik Kubla wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2001 at 09:47:27PM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > Nowhere does it use the process name to lessen the chances of killing a
> > process. IMHO it would be a nice idea to have such a whitelist just in
> > case.
> Extremely bad idea... All of a sudden every process somebody does not want
> to be killed is called "syslog" or "named" or what ever.


> Let's face it folks: if the OOM killer hits you constantly you have
> exhausted your resources.  The solution is to buy new resources, not to
> invent convoluted schemes to make a bad situatation last longer.

There are other options.  You could have a root-only syscall which says 
"don't kill me" to go with the root-only syscall for "don't page me out".

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