Ask stupid questions and you'll get a stupid answers, was: Technological advantages over Linux
steve at sohara.org
Mon Jul 27 11:34:40 UTC 2020
On Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:25:02 +0100
RW via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:
> 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.
Somehow I just knew it wasn't a new idea.
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>
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