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Jun
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comment System hangs when using too much RAM even with swap off
Did you see I added the code? I still have no idea how to fix this.
Jun
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comment System hangs when using too much RAM even with swap off
Thanks. That's the problem. The OOM killer doesn't seem to do that on my system and I would like to fix that. Also, I am not sure why the disk is thrashing if I have no swap.
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comment System hangs when using too much RAM even with swap off
@arkascha I am not sure how to check but I added some more info to the question. Is there something else I can usefully add?
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comment System hangs when using too much RAM even with swap off
Thanks for this but I can't help but feel that a user shouldn't be able to completely kill a system by just using too much RAM.
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comment Safe way of synchronising Dropbox with backup
@user1301428 You are exactly right. I am talking only about the download part. I am not talking about uploading at all. The question is simply whether during the download part where either a new file is being downloaded from the dropbox servers or an existing file on the local system is being updated from the dropbox servers, is there ever even a short time period where the local copy is incomplete/inconsistent. If it works by making a local copy, updating that and then renaming then I guess not. But does it because that could be quite expensive space wise locally?
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comment Safe way of synchronising Dropbox with backup
The same issue arises when updating an existing file. The question is basically if dropboxes updates atomically (using locks or renaming or some other trick). So when the "updating file" symbol shows on the file icon, are the files intact (old version) until the new version is fully downloaded, at which point the file is replaced in full and the file attributes (time etc.) are updated too?
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comment Safe way of synchronising Dropbox with backup
@Ramhound You mean that the file is downloaded to a temporary location locally by dropbox and then renamed to the correct name when it is completely downloaded?
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comment Safe way of synchronising Dropbox with backup
No sorry. I mean files that dropbox is in the middle of copying from its online server to my local dropbox folder (see comments below the answer for example).