slow hard drives crushing interactivity
notting at redhat.com
Tue Jan 25 05:04:25 UTC 2005
Havoc Pennington (hp at redhat.com) said:
> Maybe a cap on process size, so there can be 1G virtual memory but an
> individual app can only use 512M? Maybe when a process reaches 512M we
> could suspend it and ask the user whether to
> let it grow further?
You can set rlimits; you can also turn off overcommit. Doesn't help
the yum/rpm case, of course.
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