[ubuntu-za] Controlling Memory Hogs on Ubuntu

David Robert Lewis ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Mon Jul 13 15:59:41 BST 2009


Hi Jonathan,

Good to know the code is available. Would be killer if we ported it to 
Ubuntu?

- David.


Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) wrote:
> Hi David
>
> 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?
>>     
>
> IIRC someone told me that you can do this in BSD, which would explain
> why Apple can do it. Unfortunately it's not in Linux yet.
>
> -Jonathan
>
>   

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