On Friday, January 3, 2020, Neal Gompa <ngompa13@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 2:19 PM Ben Cotton <bcotton@redhat.com> wrote:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/EnableEarlyoom
> == 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.

I'd like to see this enabled on all Fedora variants by default. This
seems to be generally useful for workstations and servers.

The idea might be the implementation is not.
Using a percentage to decide "almost out of memory" is going to hurt on systems with large amounts of memory be it a 32gb desktop or a 2tb server. You'd have plenty of memory left and it starts killing processes ...