On Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 12:43 PM Aleksandra Fedorova <alpha(a)bookwar.info>
I wonder, how I as a user going to be informed about the
earlyoom-event? I assume abrt will recognize the crash? Will it be
easily visible from the abrt report that it was the OOM?
The concern is: if we enable such a service, will we get large amount
of vague bug reports from users who don't understand what has
happened. Can we make it somehow easier to debug?
FWIW, the behavior on Android is very close to what is proposed here. If
your application exceeds the amount of available memory, it simply closes
right in front of your eyes. No explanation, nothing, it's just gone (might
be different on latest Android versions). The same thing would happen with
EarlyOOM - some application would disappear.
I agree it would be nice to inform the user before or at least after.
Windows can do it - they show a notification roughly saying "Your system is
running out of memory and some application might get closed". (At least
they used to in the old days, I haven't run out of memory for a long time,
and I don't know whether Windows 10 behaves the same way). But I think it
should not be a stopper for the proposal as it is. Even without the
notification the user experience is improved over the default behavior.