On Thu, 4 Dec 2008 23:16:23 +0000 Frank Shute <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> The alternative to not having swap is a machine that on occasion could > run out of memory. I don't know what happens in those circumstances > but I doubt if it's pretty. FreeBSD behaves fairly nicely when it runs out of memory: when I last checked it killed off the memory hog, as one might expect. There's an argument that the memory hog might just be your important database or something and the right course of action would be to panic and make sure someone gets alerted to the fact the machine's run out of memory; however the current behaviour seems good to me. -- Bruce Cran _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"