ASU - out of memory?
sk at infinitepigeons.org
Thu Aug 21 19:33:24 CEST 2008
> And come on. Software is not perfect. Sometimes we have to live with a
> dreamteam like (old) firefox and x11. I had times when they had both
> hundreds of megs virtual mem. But everything was fine because it all was
> just harmlessly been swaped away. I restarted them every weekend to not
> let it become worse.
> Not ideal, but should the system rather be unusable in this condition?
You're assuming the system will be usable when an application
misbehaves and 50mb gets swapped out. On a desktop, sure your points
I'm not sure this is true on Freerunner. None of the embedded systems
I've used have had swap. What happens when you haven't received a
call for several hours and the application you're using forces it to
swap out? Can you still answer a call in time?
I'd rather see a smart oom killer which will only kill non-essential
applications. Adding 128mb of swap just pushes the problem back and
slows down the entire phone.
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