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Disable swapping out of readonly pages etc. on linux?

Is there any way to prevent Linux from ever swapping out anything but rather go right to the OOM killer if it runs out of physical RAM? Background I have a Linux workstation that every once in a ...
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Linux OOM killer does not release memory immediately

We have a Ubuntu 12.04 VM on ESXi 5.1 with 4 GBs of RAM and the swap is turned off. One of our Java processes eats a lot of RAM and naturally OOM killer kills it but although the Java process is ...
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Ubuntu automatically sends SIGTERM to the running processes

I'm using foreman (ruby gem) to start 10 worker processes at once. This makes the system send SIGTERM to the main foreman process. Although, when I try to run 9 worker process, everything works fine. ...
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Why does Debian crashes with OOM

I recently upgraded my server from Debian squeeze i386 to wheezy amd64 by reinstalling and reconfigurating. Additionally I wanted to be able to start virtual guests, so I installed XEN, too. I got ...
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renice-like tool for non-root users to increase OOM adjust?

Is there anything like renice for OOM adjust? That is, something that would allow a non-root user to increase (but not decrease) the OOM score adjust of processes they own?
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OOM killer despite lots of free memory on PAE kernel

We have an application server which for legacy reasons still runs on 32bit kernel with PAE (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). The server has 24GB of RAM, as seen in the output of free: $> free -lmt ...
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Escape the death of the OOM killer in Linux

Doing a bit of research I found it it is possible to tune or even make certain processes immune against the OOM killer by poking a value into /proc/pid/oom_adj I do of course need to find pid for my ...