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Re: [opensuse] How Much Swap?
-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos E. R. <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: OS-en <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [opensuse] How Much Swap?
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:51:43 +0200 (CEST)


On Wednesday, 2013-06-26 at 12:34 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

If swap is ever actually needed, the kernel will swap to /.

Are you sure of that? It is the first time I read of that...
-----Original Message-----

Strange indeed:
It would imply that the kernel destroys its own root...

afaicr, if no swap is defined, and it is _really_ needed, OOM comes
along and starts shooting processes.

But even before that happens, foreground processes, doing an
unsuccessful malloc should retry or commit suicide

These two i've seen often enough: 1GB mem system,
kde + evolution + firefox => OOM
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