Re: Debian 'crashes'
On Fri, 2 Jun 2000, Michiel Meeuwissen wrote:
> It seems that a way to accomplish this is running apt-get upgrade,
> netsape and seti at the same time, in my computer (potato, PIII 500 64
On Netscape's webpage they strongly recommend at least 64 Mb of RAM for
use of Netscape with Linux. So if you run Netscape AND another
resource-eating program on a 64 Mb machine, you can expect high loads, at
least at startup.
Don't know why Netscape is more resource-eating on Linux than on
Windows, but I would be strongly interested in that issue.
> What can be done about this? Does there exist some 'memory quota'
> mechanism? I would e.g. like to see that netscape processes never take
> more than 50 Mb of memory.
You can change the nice-level of programs (man nice), then they will leave
more of the system resources for other processes, but this will slow down
the speed of the program. I don't think this is practical in case of
> Or perhaps there exist some program which
> starts shooting of non essential processes (like those of *(@$&(!
> netscape) when the load gets higher than 15 or 20 or so?
Simpler solution: Don't start Netscape if you don't really, really need