Re: VM problems with 2.2.17pre19

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 15:21:26 EST

On Thu, 24 Aug 2000, Richard Guenther wrote:

> With bad behaving apps (like acroread4 which leaks memory like
> hell) using all of the available swap space 2.2.17pre19 (and
> previous) get into never ending swap-fights which one cannot
> interrupt because neither mouse nor keyboard are responding
> anymore (well, sysrq-k works but leaves the machine blind).
> I suspect acceptable behaviour would be to at least try to
> kill some random (ok, not that flamewar again, please...)

Alan, my patch is still available and should plug right
into the latest 2.2 kernel ....



"What you're running that piece of shit Gnome?!?!"
       -- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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