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#1 2021-07-23 23:50:40

ksp-atlas
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arch Linux suddenly maxed out my RAM, swap and all my CPU cores

I had nothing big running, and then suddenly my computer.maxed out RAM, swap and all CPU cores at the same time. The machine became unresponsive and I had to shut it down forcefully. I've also noticed that my machine has been noticeably slower since that happened. Is it a kernel issue, application issue or a hardware issue?

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#2 2021-07-23 23:54:11

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Re: arch Linux suddenly maxed out my RAM, swap and all my CPU cores

ksp-atlas wrote:

Is it a kernel issue, application issue or a hardware issue?

We'll never know.

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#3 2021-07-24 00:52:35

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Re: arch Linux suddenly maxed out my RAM, swap and all my CPU cores

jasonwryan is right: to pin point the exact cause, we need more details.

But the description fits normal symptoms of memory exhaustion caused by a runaway memoy leak in a process. If it recovered, the OOM killer must have kicked in and the remaining slow down is caused by everything having to be reloaded from HDD again.


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