Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Matthew Dillon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian F. Feldman <green@FreeBSD.org>
Date: 07/13/1999 15:07:30
On Tue, 13 Jul 1999, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :But I have a valid point: can we do something better than posting a SIGKILL
> :to the largest process?
> : Brian Fundakowski Feldman _ __ ___ ____ ___ ___ ___
> : green@FreeBSD.org _ __ ___ | _ ) __| \
> We could have the ability to mark processes as being more or less
> preferable as kill candidates. I'm not sure I really care anymore,
> though... there is so much disk space available now that it is fairly
> difficult to run the system out of swap space. I don't think I've
> run any of my personal systems out of swap space for at least a year
> now! Usually the biggest process is the one responsible (note: MFS
> processes do not count, and they are immune from being killed).
We need some kind of hysteresis... a process took up all my swap left,
got killed, then my X server got killed too. I'd like something that says
"I don't want process X killed unless it has run away with over Y of memory."
But I'd also like to see FreeBSD not kill two processes to prevent a deadlock.
> Matthew Dillon
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