Subject: Re: How to Disable Page Swapping to Disk in NetBSD?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.org>
Date: 12/18/2004 11:51:27
On Sat, 18 Dec 2004, der Mouse wrote:
> Past versions behaved rather badly when all RAM+swap was exhausted
> (which is significantly easier to do if you have no swap). I haven't
> tried stressing 2.0 in that regard, but it wouldn't surprise me if it
> misbehaved too - wedged, or started killing processes "at random", or
> some such.
2.0 seems significantly better under memory starvation, in
that it picks the 'kill process and keep running' option
rather than hanging. I think its probably a little unfair
to group that with out-and-out misfeatures such as wedging :)
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