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[Discuss] memory management

So the OP is asking for help figuring out how to manage these processes,
and your response is to tell him that it's up to him to manage them? Not a
particularly useful response.

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 7:34 PM, Richard Pieri <richard.pieri at>

> On 6/22/2015 6:40 PM, Matthew Gillen wrote:
>> That doesn't (necessarily) address the issue I was raising about an out
>> of control app wreaking havoc on the rest of the system.  Just a
>> different flavor of havoc.
> Yes, it does. The kernel isn't there to baby sit. It's there to allocate
> resources when processes request them. It is up to you, the user or the
> administrator, to manage those processes. It isn't the kernel's
> responsibility to do this for you.
> Hint: man prlimit
> --
> Rich P.
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