Re: [vserver] Question about rss limit and out-of-memory kill service

From: Belinda Lawson <>
Date: Tue 29 Jan 2008 - 00:04:44 GMT
Message-ID: <>

On Jan 28, 2008 1:14 PM, Herbert Poetzl <> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 12:58:30PM -0800, Belinda Lawson wrote:
> Does anyone know if the vserver decides which processes get killed off
> once
> > the rss hard limit is reached? And if so, what criteria does it use?
> the same decision process is used as on the host
> (actually it is the host's OOM killer reaping the
> processes), but you can provide a bias for each
> guest (in recent kernels) and being over the soft
> limit will increase the chances too

>From reading the documentation, I got the impression that nothing would be
killed until the hard limit was reached. Is that incorrect then? Is there
a chance that the OOM killer will become active if I am between the soft and
hard limits?

Thanks again,
Received on Tue Jan 29 00:05:02 2008

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