Yang Yang - 24 days ago 12
Linux Question

Finding which process was killed by Linux OOM killer

When Linux runs out of memory (OOM), the OOM killer chooses a process to kill based on some heuristics (it's an interesting read: http://lwn.net/Articles/317814/).

How can one programmatically determine which processes have recently been killed by the OOM killer?

Answer

Try this out:

grep -i 'killed process' /var/log/messages
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