[ubuntu-za] Controlling Memory Hogs on Ubuntu

Michael Gorven michael at gorven.za.net
Tue Jul 7 10:06:00 BST 2009

On Tuesday 07 July 2009 10:50:53 David Robert Lewis wrote:
> Is there any way to control the amount of Ram an application uses? Can I
> restrict individual applications like Firefox, and stop them from taking
> over all available Ram? I remember this was one of the features of the
> Apple desktop, but it seems to be unavailable for Linux?

It may be possible by starting the application from a shell after setting 
limits with ulimit (look in `man bash` for details).


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