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How do I make OOM Killer more passive

I am able to compile a program with 1 GiB RAM on a VPS using old 2.6.x kernel. But when I tried to compile it on a VPS with 1.1 GiB RAM and 3.9.x kernel, the compiler always killed by OOM Killer. How ...
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An oom killer that I cannot explain

I am not able to understand why would kernel issue this oom killer when I see enough memory is available: I say enough memory is available after looking at Normal DMA Normal free lines This is an ...
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what do these messages suggest (linux kernel dump, seems OOM)?

I got the following errors from system log (/var/log/messages). what they indicate? And how to solve them? Sep 30 05:19:35 node23 kernel: Mem-info: Sep 30 05:19:35 node23 kernel: Node 0 DMA per-cpu: ...
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Turn off the Linux OOM killer by default?

The OOM killer on Linux wreaks havoc with various applications every so often, and it appears that not much is really done on the kernel development side to improve this. Would it not be better, as a ...