[OpenAFS] Re: odd problem with RW site after a botched replica

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:34:11 -0500

On Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:53:56 -0700
Timothy Balcer <timothy@telmate.com> wrote:

> Huh.. per O'Reilly:
> "The kernel uses the SIGTERM signal to inform the target process that it
> should stop."
> http://linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2006/11/30/linux-out-of-memory.html?page=2
> Is that out of date?

The only time the OOM killer used TERM was when it was trying to kill a
process with CAP_SYS_RAWIO set; for all normal processes, it used KILL.
That was changed sometime early in the 2.6 series, and now appears to
always use KILL.

Andrew Deason