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Re: Does Memory have to get swapped in to be freed?

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 09:10:28PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:

> FWIW, killing an "ages old" (couple of weeks) firefox on NetBSD
> 4.0 results in a lot disk activity then a "hang" for anywhere up
> to 3 or 4 minutes before the system recovers normally. 

Just a guess, but it could be threading. For -current a lot of time has
been spent on making coredumps and forced exits work properly with with
multithreaded processes.


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