On 2020-05-19 23:05, Roger Heflin wrote:
Keep in mind if it does not "crash" and you have enough
swap that the
machine will just get so slow as to be useless.
And that is exactly the type of problem earlyoom is trying to solve.
Users should also be aware that, by default, earlyoom is called with
Preferring to kill process names that match regex '^Web Content$'
With "Web Content" being a firefox thing. Other web browsers are not immune to
excessive memory due to number of tabs open and the content being served. So, if
a firefox user and you'd rather earlyoom kill one of your tabs instead of picking some
application you may be running you'd need to adjust the setting.
You also may wish to add to the --avoid list.
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