Bug#1759: running out of swap causes deadlock
To reproduce: do lots of things that need lots of swap, when you
haven't got enough.
Effect: system locks up totally, with only an insignificant amount
of disk activity.
Thrashing badly I could understand (but wouldn't like). Randomly
killing processes I could understand, and might at least allow *some*
of the system to come down cleanly.
As it is, you have to hit the reset switch.
This is a known problem with Linux in general. I just thought I'd
report it here as we're supposed to be able to have the package
maintainer chase up the upstream maintainer - linux-kernel in this
case. Usually discussions of this on linux-kernel produce heat but no