systemd-oomd issues on desktop

Julian Andres Klode julian.klode at
Fri Jun 10 09:38:24 UTC 2022

On Thu, Jun 09, 2022 at 01:00:45PM -0400, Nick Rosbrook wrote:
> Hi,
> During the 22.04 cycle, we enabled systemd-oomd [1] by default on
> desktop. Since then, there have been reports of systemd-oomd killing
> user applications too frequently (e.g. browsers, IDEs, and gnome-shell
> in some cases). In addition to a couple of LPs [2][3], I have heard
> these reports by word-of-mouth, and there have been discussions on
> internal Mattermost. A common theme in these reports is that e.g.
> Chrome is killed "suddenly" without any other observable symptoms of
> the system nearing OOM.

That's the whole point though, avoiding that slow spiral of death
and keeping the system responsive.

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