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SubjectRe: Let's talk about the elephant in the room - the Linux kernel's inability to gracefully handle low memory pressure
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* Artem S. Tashkinov:

> There's this bug which has been bugging many people for many years
> already and which is reproducible in less than a few minutes under the
> latest and greatest kernel, 5.2.6. All the kernel parameters are set to
> defaults.
>
> Steps to reproduce:
>
> 1) Boot with mem=4G
> 2) Disable swap to make everything faster (sudo swapoff -a)
> 3) Launch a web browser, e.g. Chrome/Chromium or/and Firefox
> 4) Start opening tabs in either of them and watch your free RAM decrease

Do you see this with Intel graphics? I think these drivers still use
the GEM shrinker, which effectively bypasses most kernel memory
management heuristics.

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