Subject: Re: Swap overcommit (was Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2))
To: Daniel C. Sobral <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Garance A Drosihn <email@example.com>
Date: 07/14/1999 13:17:14
At 12:20 AM +0900 7/15/99, Daniel C. Sobral wrote:
> In which case the program that consumed all memory will be killed.
> The program killed is +NOT+ the one demanding memory, it's the one
> with most of it.
But that isn't always the best process to have killed off...
One of my main freebsd machines is mainly here to run one
process, which is a pretty good-sized process (>40meg). If
I did get into a memory-shortage problem, I do *not* want
that process killed, I'd want some other processes killed.
It would be nice to have a way to indicate that, a la SIGDANGER.
Garance Alistair Drosehn = firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Systems Programmer or email@example.com
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute