Re: [Rd] Re: [R] RData loading weirdness

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Wed 02 Feb 2005 - 00:58:58 EST

Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:

> We've found Linux to be rather unhelpful with out-of-memory
> conditions: one of our servers started `randomly' killing processes
> when its swap space got full -- and one of the first was the sshd
> daemon which cut off all remote access ....

This is running off-topic, but I believe that this has been recently worked on, and at least SuSE (I'm not going home just to open the lid on the laptop running FC3 just now!) now has the behaviour controlled by kernel flags in /proc/sys/vm/local-oom-kill and /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory. Not sure what the first one means exactly, though ...

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