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nslcd and Linux OOM killer


I'm a little surprised that this hasn't come up on this list previously,
but I recently encountered a situation where the Linux OOM killer shot
nslcd. A quick grep through the current source code shows no reference
to oom_score_adj or oom_adj, so it doesn't look like there are any
safeguards against this.

Given that killing off nslcd can lead to having a bad day, I'd like to
suggest that code be added to make nslcd unkillable by the OOM killer.

As background, this happened on a Centos 6 system running a 0.8.x
version of nss-pam-ldapd.


Iain Morgan
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