$ stress-ng -a 12
*desktop goes black*
@alexbuzzbee interestingly the comments in the OOM killer source code explains:
"we try to kill the process the user expects us to kill, this algorithm has been meticulously tuned to meet the principle of least surprise ... (be careful when you change it)"
How would you rate your level of surprise on a scale from 1 to oh-my-God-what-did-I-ever-do-to-you-Linux! ?
@rune I am totally unsurprised that it decided to leave the daemons alone and instead kill the session where the thing using all the memory came from. It would have been preferable if it had killed the stress test and left the rest of my session alone, but they probably assume that if you have something using that much memory suddenly you want to it get that memory.
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