Re: heavy activity problems

On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 07:04:57PM +0200 or thereabouts, Ali Akcaagac wrote:
> today i have detected some more or less strange behaves with gnome in
> general that should not happen. let's have this scenario here.
> but the point here is first, why does the apps shut down at all,
> nautilus wasn't used during that time not even started only the
> desktoppainter, no activty on the panel or in the gnome-terminal. a
> stable system that has all it's apps running but in 'idle' state should
> not shut down, specially not if there is still ram free. the correct
> behaviour of these apps would be trying to map the ram to the swapspace
> if it goes in critic conditions and swap around (on worst case for many
> minutes) but should not fail. only if the ram really exceeds then it
> should crash or exit correctly.

This isn't the Linux kernel messing around, is it? Are there
any messages in dmesg about "out of memory"? 

Just a shot in the dark, having met it once.


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