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[Bug 1853707] Re: Whole system stopped responding because of single program's fault - no way out, had to force power off
What is suggested there is that something in the offending program
(libreCAD) eats up all the RAM.
What I am reporting here as a bug in the OS is the fact that the WHOLE
SYSTEM hangs irrecoverably because of that.
Quoting a comment from the above link:
> Linux is very good managing the RAM memory, except when it ends without memory.
> Then the full system is frozen (Ubuntu, Debian, Arch and all the distros).
> When this happens, it's impossible to open a terminal to kill the process.
> You will have the same experience opening hundreds of browser tabs with Flash
> Player, for example.
If that is true it is a critical bug in Linux, which should be regarded
as a huge vulnerability rather than something we just have to live with.
Unless of course that is all incorrect and this is actually caused by a
bug in the NVidia driver (again, no idea where you get that from): in
that case of course, I guess the OS cannot be expected to be able to
recover from some extremely bad behavior of a driver. It IS expected to
be able to recover from the worst imaginable behavior of the most buggy
and malicious program, but probably not of a driver which is in fact
part of the OS itself.
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Whole system stopped responding because of single program's fault - no
way out, had to force power off
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