This is still happening in Ubuntu 17.10. Last time I tried to use ubuntu it was with 16.04 and I had to stop using it because of this issue. This is a critical bug, and I cannot understand that it is marked as low priority and not assigned to anyone.
I cannot use Linux like this, I don't use the computer to browse web pages and write a couple of documents, for that I would buy a tablet, I use the computer to perform large computations, and they will overtake the existing RAM of the computer. I had a process that was generating a delanuay triangulation with a large set of nodes, and it was impossible to perform this calculation in Ubuntu, I switched to a MacBook pro with similar specs and the computation finished in 2 min. I have already tweaked the system using zram, zswap, changing the values of the vm., like swappinness, etc. to no avail. This is preventing me to change to Linux, and it should be fixed. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Bugs, which is subscribed to Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/159356 Title: System freeze on high memory usage To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/159356/+subscriptions -- ubuntu-bugs mailing list email@example.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-bugs