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bug#31091: 25.2: Feature Request: auto exit upon memory exhaustion warni


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#31091: 25.2: Feature Request: auto exit upon memory exhaustion warning
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2018 16:57:46 +0300

> Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2018 09:21:24 -0400
> From: Boruch Baum <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> On 2018-04-08 15:58, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > FWIW, I consider automatic shutdown in this case a misfeature, because
> > this is likely to shut down a session due to some memory-related bugs
> > more than anything else.
> 
> You would want an emacs bug to bring down your entire system to just
> short of a complete freeze (my experience of today / last night)?

You would want to introduce a new non-trivial feature based on a
single data point, which is a bug that most probably was solved many
moons ago.

> > I do agree with Andreas that normally a system will start paging long
> > before the virtual memory threshold for that warning is exceeded.
> 
> Not my experience today / last night.

You are experiencing a particular nasty bug.





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