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Re: slow hard drives crushing interactivity



On Tue, 2005-01-25 at 00:04 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Havoc Pennington (hp 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.

Can we do either of those things by default/automatically in appropriate
cases?

Havoc



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