[Vm-dev] [squeak-dev] testOutOfMemorySignalExtreme

Levente Uzonyi leves at caesar.elte.hu
Tue Aug 3 19:57:55 UTC 2021

Hi Eliot,

On Tue, 3 Aug 2021, Eliot Miranda wrote:

> Hi All,
>     something needs to be done about this test.  Whenever I run it on macos it never runs out of memory before the system starts complaining. I've just been presented with a dialog telling me that the system is out of
> application memory and something needs to quit, while the Squeak process is 236 Gb big.  A test that locks up the system isn't very useful.

The test was okay on 32-bit systems with 1-2 GB of memory.
Now it makes the OS move everything from ram to swap grinding your ssd, 
and activates oomkiller after it ground the system to a halt.


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