kernel killing processes when out of swap
vivek at khera.org
Tue Apr 12 06:53:04 PDT 2005
On Apr 11, 2005, at 12:01 PM, Steven Hartland wrote:
> of swap? Which leads to the question would it not be more sensible to
> kill off the largest process first as its more than likely that it is
> for the problem?
so when this largest process is your production database server for
your e-commerce site, what will you change your recommendation to be?
basically, there is no "right" choice of process to kill. a machine
that is out of resources is just a bad situation, and the right thing
is to try to avoid getting there with careful monitoring and planning.
Vivek Khera, Ph.D.
More information about the freebsd-stable