Fedora 32 Looking At Using EarlyOOM By Default To Better Deal With Low Memory Situations
Fedora developers had been figuring out ways to improve Linux interactivity in low-RAM environments. Red Hat's Chris Murphy has followed through with submitting a change proposal for Fedora 32 to install EarlyOOM by default and have it enabled. EarlyOOM is a user-space daemon for checking the amount of memory and swap frequently in order to trigger Linux's out-of-memory killer (oom-killer) sooner rather than before experiencing too much memory pressure that the Linux desktop hits responsiveness problems.
So the proposal aims to help Fedora recover from OOM situations sooner. This change would affect April's release of Fedora Workstation 32. Fedora already has the earlyoom package for those interested but this is about the default change.