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SubjectRe: OOM kills if swappiness set to 0, swap storms otherwise
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On Llu, 2006-03-27 at 20:53 -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> What is the problem here? Is the modern Linux desktop really too
> bloated to run in half a gig of RAM, or is the kernel overzealous with
> its OOM killing?

Evolution will regularly try and eat over 1GByte of RAM. In addition it
is possible for an attacker to send you a plain text email that makes it
do this.

If you want to run gnome & firefox & evolution you need a lot more RAM.
Alternatively run something sane and sensible.

Alan
(whose todo list does indeed have 'new mailer' on it)

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