Posted Aug 13, 2010 15:19 UTC (Fri) by renox (subscriber, #23785)
In reply to: Whack-a-droid by mpr22
Parent article: Whack-a-droid
I would add that it is *also* partly the kernel's fault of not providing a way for the virtual memory manager to work with the garbage collector..
Otherwise when a programmer fails to release memory correctly only swap could be used instead of memory (as happen usually in language without garbage collector: old unused pages are swapped to the disk) see: http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/2391