When Linux Runs Out of Memory
Perhaps you rarely face it, but once you do, you surely know what's wrong: lack of free memory, or Out of Memory (OOM). The results are typical: you can no longer allocate more memory and the kernel kills a task (usually the current running one). Heavy swapping usually accompanies this situation, so both screen and disk activity reflect this. Read More
(Submitted by Askar Ali Khan Mon Feb 19, 2007 )
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