Ask stupid questions and you'll get a stupid answers, was: Technological advantages over Linux

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Sun Jul 26 15:52:21 UTC 2020

On Sun, 26 Jul 2020 10:39:16 -0500
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at> wrote:

> My understanding of Linux OOM killer lies along same lines though my 
> understanding is much more simplified: kill minimal number of processes 
> to recover maximum amount of resources.

	Not always the right thing to do though.

> Another speculative way to say 
> it would be: process owning maximum amount of RAM that keeps allocating 
> more RAM is first candidate.

	What a pity if that is the heavy weight analytic program that has a
run time of several hours/days and is the only thing that matters running
on the system.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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