What does the message "Out of Memory: Killed process [PID] ([TASK])" mean?

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Issue

  • I got the following message on my Red Hat Enterprise Linux system, what does it mean?
Feb 3 07:16:21 servername kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process [PID] ([TASK]).  
Feb 3 07:16:21 servername kernel: [TASK]: page allocation failure. order:0, mode:0xd0

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

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