Bad memory/swap management in 17.10?

Luca Olivetti luca at
Tue Dec 12 16:14:48 UTC 2017

El 23/11/17 a les 11:13, Luca Olivetti ha escrit:
> El 15/11/17 a les 21:57, Luca Olivetti ha escrit:
>> OK, now I managed to keep it running long enough to reproduce the 
>> initial situation and bfq doesn't help at all to make the machine more 
>> responsive. In the meantime I have enabled the magic sysrq and 
>> discovered how to make it work on my laptop ;-)
>> This is unbearable, so now I'm back to kernel 4.10.0, let's see if it 
>> works.
> I tried the latest update (4.13.0-17) and it's still unusable.
> I can't believe I'm the only one hit by this.
> Oh, well, back to 4.10.0-37

Same with 4.13.0-19.
Is there a simple way to configure grub to boot by default 4.10.0-37 
instead of the latest, broken, kernel?
I don't want to pin it and uninstall the updated ones, I want to see and 
test the updates but *not* boot them by default until they work as they 


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