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SubjectRe: unfair stress on non memory allocating apps while swapout (in 2.4)
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On Sat, Oct 21, 2000 at 12:22:00PM -0200, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > as the proccess is killed. But still i wonder why the swap out
> > is such unfair to the rest of the system, especially to a
> > process which is not actually allocating memory at all.
>
> Look again ... "tail /dev/zero" allocates INFINITE memory.
>
> (trying to read the last 10 lines of /dev/zero, but the
> device spits out one infinite line ;))

I know it does thats why i have run that tool- The question is still, why
gets my system unusable in the same second my systems starts to page out?

Greetings
Bernd
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