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

Victor Sudakov vas at
Mon Jul 27 02:52:45 UTC 2020

Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> 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.

If such a program's data is valuable at all, it should save provisional
results from time to time to a non-volatile storage. Even office
editors and spreadsheets save their data periodically.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet
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