[squeak-dev] testOutOfMemorySignalExtreme too disruptive

Lauren Pullen drurowin at gmail.com
Thu May 19 04:07:10 UTC 2022

Hi list,

I can't remember if I already asked this, please ignore if it's a double.

AllocationTest's testOutOfMemorySignalExtreme is too disruptive to the
rest of the OS to run by default.  It will absolutely fill my hard drive
with pagefile if the OS doesn't trap and ask me to start terminating
processes first.  If the pagefile fills the hard drive many programs are
simply incapable of not corrupting their persisted state... every time
it happens I need to go through and delete preferences and cache
folders.  The test has never completed, and I lack a 1 TB hard drive or
unused ones to RAID together.

I feel it's appropriate to disable that test and require users
explicitly allow it to run.  Personally, I delete the method.  Can this
be disabled?

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