Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Brian F. Feldman <green@FreeBSD.ORG>
From: Matthew Dillon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/13/1999 11:59:25
: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).