Linux Out-of-memory Killer

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Forensic Analysis of the OOM-Killer

Ubuntu's Out-Of-Memory Killer wreaked havoc on my server, quietly assassinating my applications, sendmail, apache and others. I've managed to learn what the OOM Killer is, and about its "badness" ...
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How to reliably take Java Heap Dumps?

My team is running into difficulties when trying to take good heap dumps triggered by OutOfMemoryErrors. For specific reasons we are currently taking the dumps with jmap called from a bash script ...
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Prevent Linux's OOM from killing apache on our webserver

We have a debian linux webserver. It's just running apache2. Our mysql server is on another host. However we sometimes run cron tasks on the webserver to do regular tasks. However recently one of the ...
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OOM-Killer, jboss and kernel panic

We are running RedHat 3.4.6(x32) on VMWareEsx3.5(x64) with 6GB RAM. A few java processes(including jboss) are running in the background. The problem is that the java processes consume lots of memory, ...
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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 ...