I am using meld to compare large folders and this drives to my computer freezing. The problem is meld is filling all my computer memory (RAM+swap) slowing it down to a point it takes a few minutes before the mouse movements happen on the screen.
How can I set a maximum memory usage value for an application?
My second question is why would ubuntu let an app behave in a manner that makes the OS unusable?? (that behaviour feels Microsoftish!)
Thanks for your help!