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On Tuesday, 2019-02-05 at 13:15 -0600, Jeffrey L. Taylor wrote:
Quoting Carlos E. R. <>:
Happens on two
very different computers. One laptop, one desktop. One Intel,
other nvidia, one 4 gig, other 8 gig.
No, this is not hardware related. This is a fault of the kernel, how it
mishandles swap into a dead embrace.
The kernel doing a poor job of handling out of swap space is not new. I find
it dangerous to let swap get more than about 1/3 full. Beyond that, something
is using or leaking memory that will become fatal in a few hours to a day or
As I said on another post, years ago I used SuSE on a machine with 20
times the memory in swap. It might have been SuSE 7.3 or older, the
package manager had a memory hole. It was a Pentium V machine, and it
still responded and managed the task to completion.
Both Chromium and Firefox leak memory. When I find
swap space exceeding 1/3
full, I kill the browser, and restart it as needed.
Yes, I was going to do that, but FF was responding properly so I thought
Carlos E. R.
(from openSUSE 15.0 x86_64 at Telcontar)
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