Description of problem:
When using a program to malloc memory bigger than system memory + swap, it killed non-related processes like devkit-power-daemon, gconfd-2, gvfsd, NetworkManager, gvfsd-trash etc on my T400 laptop installed standard Desktop distro.
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Created attachment 427862 [details]
dmesg when oom happened
This is more a long term item to make the OOM smarter - http://lwn.net/Articles/359998/
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 645770 ***