yum oom

This is in response to Oh my, this was from running yum update on a 2.6.13 FC3 system and had reached the transaction test but got OOM killed.:

I've seen this numerous times on FC3 (probably even older FC) systems, and no matter how large you make swap, it never really works. The only workaround I found is to manually split the update into tiny chunks, and then update those tiny chunks each itself rather than a full system-wide update.