[maemo-users] OOM-Killer is active on Nokia 770 despite >128mb of free swap

From: Clemens Eisserer linuxhippy at gmail.com
Date: Thu Sep 11 14:19:15 UTC 2014
Hi green,

> I have no idea, but have you tried setting overcommit_memory=2 and
> overcommit_ratio= (eg.) 80 in order to disable the OOM killer?

As far as I understand, the issue is not with overcommit - there is
still a lot swap space left.
I've just noticed I had the same issue back in 2009 and wasn't able to solve it.
However, I've found another mentioning of it in the debian bug tracker
("generating locales fails on Nokia770 due to OOM killer despite free
swap). The reporter mentioned setting swappiness=100 solved the
problem for him, so I'll give it a try (and accept the increase in
write-load to the SD card).

br, Clemens
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