On Mon, 6 Mar 2000, David Murphy wrote:
> Just kill the process.
linux does that too.. so how do these OS's differ from linux?
> > do these OS's need lot's of swap for example?
>> > Are these other os's perhaps very very anal about memory?
>> Well, they take it seriously, if that's what you mean.
ie OS and how they handle OOM better than linux.
(but i'm not arguing that linux has a superior VM, just that OOM
avoidance/handling is a generic problem, not a linux specific problem)
> > And are these other OS's perhaps a lot slower than linux?
>> A lot slower? No. Even if that were true, for real work, I'm not
> interested in any unstable system, fast or not.
OOM isn't an instability though. it's a resource deadlock. No OS can
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