Given the entertaining comments about the OOM killer kicking in with these video editors, it
would be useful to know some details such as amount of RAM in the test PC, size of video
images being edited at the time, and maybe whether some apps were more prone to being OOM
Also, isn't it possible to simply increase swap size (and turn off the relevant memory
overcommit sysctl) to ensure the OOM killer doesn't cause problems with video editing, as per
http://lwn.net/Articles/104179/ ? If so, some pointers on this would be useful.
Finally - are any of these apps multi-threaded to make use of multi-core CPUs?