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Last active Aug 15, 2019
constant disk thrashing(reading) before OOM kills the offending process

WARNING: I have tested the following mainly without any swap (partitions/files) enabled (eg. either no swap, or no swap support in kernel)

Explanations as to why kswapd0 does constant disk reading before OOM-killer kills the offending process:

  1. see the answer and comment of
  2. see the answer and David Schwartz comments of

An example of constant disk reading due to out of memory, that I've encountered compiling firefox inside a qube(VM):
starts here:
(note that this happens even with vm.swappiness=0(seen in a comment below) even though it was 60 in that example)

atcuno / gist:3425484ac5cce5298932
Last active Jul 17, 2019
HowTo: Privacy & Security Conscious Browsing
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The purpose of this document is to make recommendations on how to browse in a privacy and security conscious manner. This information is compiled from a number of sources, which are referenced throughout the document, as well as my own experiences with the described technologies.

I welcome contributions and comments on the information contained. Please see the How to Contribute section for information on contributing your own knowledge.

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