Ben Cotton <bcotton(a)redhat.com> writes:
== Summary ==
Install earlyoom package, and enable it by default. This will cause
the kernel oomkiller to trigger sooner, but will not affect which
process it chooses to kill off. The idea is to recover from out of
memory situations sooner, rather than the typical complete system hang
in which the user has no other choice but to force power off.
# enable earlyoom by default on workstation
The OOM killer is a kernel function. I have no opinion on this proposal
as it stands, but I would like it to include an explanation of why this
requires a service in userspace to fix.