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

RW rwmaillists at
Mon Jul 27 11:25:09 UTC 2020

On Mon, 27 Jul 2020 02:09:21 +0200
Polytropon wrote:

> On Sun, 26 Jul 2020 21:39:15 +0100, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:

> > 	The trouble is there really isn't anything else the OS can
> > do because nobody ever thought to implement
> > SIG_RELEASE_SOME_MEMORY_PLEASE which would probably be the ideal
> > solution provided at least *some* programs responded to it.  
> As you mentioned, it depends on the problem programs ("apps") to
> actually receive and act upon such a signal.

It's not implemented as a signal, but I gather that OS X has a message
of that type. There is an incentive to support it as makes the process
less likely to be killed.

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