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How do memory limits work?

BetterLinux lets you set real memory (RSS) limits for user groups and program groups. When a user in the group exceeds his limit, you have two options:

1)    Kill offending processes
2)    Log offending processes

If you choose the “kill” option, BetterLinux will kill the user’s largest memory-consuming process, then the next largest, and so on, until the user’s memory is within the limit.

If you choose the “log” option, BetterLinux will log processes that would have been killed had the “kill” option been chosen.

If all of the system’s RAM is used, excess memory demands are put into swap space to prevent processes from dying.

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