Linked by diegocg on Thu 7th Nov 2013 22:19 UTC
Linux Linux kernel 3.12 has been released. This release includes support for offline deduplication in Btrfs, automatic GPU switching in laptops with dual GPUs, a performance boost for AMD Radeon graphics, better RAID-5 multicore performance, improved handling of out-of-memory situations, improvements to the timerless multitasking mode, separate modesetting and rendering device nodes in the graphics DRM layer, improved locking performance for virtualized guests, XFS directory recursion scalability improvements, new drivers and many small improvements. Here's the full list of changes.
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RE: OOM Killer
by jessesmith on Fri 8th Nov 2013 16:04 UTC in reply to "OOM Killer"
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

This is excellent, I always considered the default behaviour dishonest. Telling a process it can have memory which isn't available and then killing a process (seemingly at random) always struck me as a terrible idea.

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