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Linux 5.15 Adds New Syscall To More Quickly Free Memory Of Dying Processes

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    I'm not sure I like (or understand the reason for) its small scope. There is still the problem that you can't kill processes that are in uninterruptible sleep.

    Every time you have a process using a file on a network filesystem from a machine on a network you are no longer connected to, you can't kill it (not even kill -9). You have to reboot. That's not useful, and is something that needs fixing anyway. Couldn't this syscall clean it up all the way, while they're adding it, so we don't need yet another for that?
    Last edited by andreano; 07 September 2021, 01:46 PM.

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