On 1/5/20 12:38 AM, Chris Murphy wrote:
On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 2:51 AM Aleksandra Fedorova
> Since in the Change we are not introducing just the earlyoom tool but enable it with
a specific profile I would add those details here. Smth like:
> "earlyoom service will choose the offending process based on the same oom_score
as kernel uses. It will send a SIGTERM signal on 10% of RAM left, and SIGKILL on 5%"
I add this information to the summary. Also, I think these numbers may
need to change to avoid prematurely sending SIGTERM when the system
has no swap device.
I read that sentence in a different way:
"earlyoom will make only 90% of your RAM available,
so it is effectively using 10% of your RAM".
On my 32GB laptop that means 3.2GB of RAM gets unusable.
And on my 64GB machine I'm being robbed of 6.4GB. Wow.
How low can these numbers be pushed? Even 3% would be 1GB out of 32GB.
Roberto Ragusa mail at robertoragusa.it