Subject: Re: How to Disable Page Swapping to Disk in NetBSD?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-kern
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 :)

 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --