How do you prevent an application from grinding the whole system to a halt?
offby1 at blarg.net
Fri Jun 2 06:02:37 UTC 2006
>>>>> "Chanchao" == Chanchao <custom at freenet.de> writes:
Chanchao> Then had to rotate an image. (2560 x something, 5MP
Chanchao> camera shot). While rotating though, The Gimp managed
Chanchao> to bring everything down.
If it was merely using tons of memory, and therefore slowing
everything down due to paging (you'd have heard your disk grinding
away if there were the case), then you might be able to prevent this
from happening in the future with judicious use of the "ulimit"
command -- it's built in to the shell. "man bash" to read about it.
Chanchao> Wouldn't the OS take care of such things all by itself
Chanchao> in a perfect world?
Of course. As you've no doubt noticed, however, the world is not
A free market interprets monopoly as damage and routes around it.
-- Paul Graham
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