Things not to do on Android #255

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Gullible Jones, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

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    Some of the developer options are handy and harmless (e.g. disable animations). However, there's one called "Don't Keep Activities" that you should not touch.

    This does not do what you think. It does not turn off programs/services when you exit from them in the GUI. What it actually does is purge them from the kernel's cache. Needless to say, this will make everything really slow (since it now has to be reread from flash memory ever time), and maybe even cause some crashes.

    Hurray for non-obvious config options! (And for me not looking stuff up!)
     
  2. zapjb

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    I hate when that sort of thing happens. Hope Bob's your uncle again soon.
     
  3. Gullible Jones

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    Turning the option off fixes the problem pronto. It's more just that one can set it and then forget about it, and wonder why Android is so slooooow.....
     
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