Gnome-shell too prone to be killed on out-of-memory
I hope gnome-shell is the right application to report this for:
When using wayland if my system runs out-of-memory it is quite likely that not the application (maxima/firefox/gcl/gcc) that uses up all the memory gets killed. Instead a process gets killed that causes the display not to change any more (no reaction on mouse movement, keypress, alt+shift+Fn in order to switch to another virtual console or output of the application that continues running.
I assume something triggers the kernel's heuristics for "unimportant processes that can be killed on out-of-memory".
I'm using gnome-shell 3.28.0 and the original bug report reads: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+bug/1759760