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kernel code is a dedicated process running?

In Unix-style contexts, some people think of the kernel as “process 0” (coming before process 1, init). However that’s not really accurate, notably because kernels aren’t scheduled in the same way as ...
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OOM Killer triggered when available memory is high

Linux does not randomly kill a process with an OOM unless said process is not able to allocate more RAM for the work it's expected to do. From the numbers (anon-rss:75664kB), it looks like that one ...
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OOM Killer triggered when available memory is high

Cursory adding up these numbers, everything seems to be in order: your running out of RAM, and the OOM killer kills: 2022-07-29T09:19:09.098704Z,BTL200072600123,4,1,kernel:, [86254.933485] free:...
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Trouble understanding file partitions

I'll clear up the terminology first before going into the details. /dev/sda is a hard disk attached to your VM. The naming convention is that sda is the first disk, sdb would be the second disk and so ...
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force the linux to see less memory than physically accessible

Use mem=size kernel parameter. This will force the kernel to use only that much memory. Restricting memory area for linux kernel
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Linux Cache cannot be cleared completely, it fills the entire RAM after some days

after some days of "run time" I see that Cache gets filled up, but I'm unable to clear it completely. this leads to swap usage and later to OOM. I think you're chasing the wrong problem. ...
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Compiled kernel 4.19 will not boot: "Kernel panic not syncing : System is deadlocked on memory"

I also had this issue trying to install Debian as a Proxmox VM... However the issue was simply that I had downloaded the incorrect Debian iso. I downloaded the i386 version when I actually needed the ...
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