Ask stupid questions and you'll get a stupid answers, was: Technological advantages over Linux
aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 11:39:55 UTC 2020
On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 7:34 AM Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org> wrote:
> 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.
The problem of course if every program played nice there would be no need
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