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  • For things like Firefox which have tendency (from your account) to use too much memory & molest the hard disk, why don't run them with (something like) limits(1) []?
    - parv
    • They don’t have a tendency to eat too much memory! Firefox just tries to use up what the kernel promised.

      Ever since I changed the overcommit ratio, unsurprisingly, there hasn’t been a single problem.

      Of course, I could use limits(1) or similar to individually reverse the kernel’s promises on a per-process basis, but why would I do such a backwards thing? I’d rather fix the problem once, at the source: the kernel’s unrealistic promise.