On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 10:43 PM, Chris Murphy
OOM killer might be worse if it's really arbitrary or
non-configurable. What if it kills PackageKit, or gvfsd, or the
journal? A sluggish system to the point it's unusable is bad, but it's
probably less bad than services silently dying. Anyway, both are bad.
I suggest immediately powering off immediately before swapping is
required. There will be horrible data loss, but it's better than the
status quo (hanging until the user decides to manually power off
regardless). We shouldn't be forcing users to decide for themselves
when to press the power button.
It's a real shame.