Subject: Re: Swap overcommit (was Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2))
To: Sergey Babkin <>
From: Daniel C. Sobral <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/15/1999 13:01:23
Sergey Babkin wrote:
> > It would be nice to have a way to indicate that, a la SIGDANGER.
> Another option may be to add something like "importance classes".
> Suppose we assign an one-byte "importance level" to each process.
> When we get out of swap we start killing processes with the lowest
> importance level. This seems to be both easy to implement and
> a rather robust solution.

This is as easy to do as setting limits, which has the added benefit
of not having any process killed.

Daniel C. Sobral			(8-DCS)

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