Sometimes applications crash. Some other times applications crash because memory is exhausted. Such issues exist because of bugs in the code, or heavy memory usage for reasons that were not expected during design and implementation.
Can we use machine learning to predict and eventually detect out of memory kills from the operating system?
Apparently, the Netflix app many of us use on a daily basis leverage ML and time series analysis to prevent OOM-kills.
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And here we are again with the season four of the Data Science at Home podcast.
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Welcome back to another episode of Data Science at Home podcast.
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I’m Francesco Podcasting from the Regular Office of Amethyx Technologies, based in Belgium.
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In this episode, I want to speak about a machine learning problem that has been formulated at Netflix.
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And for the record, Netflix is not sponsoring this episode, though I still believe that this problem is a very well known problem, a very common one across factors, which is how to predict out of memory kill in an application and formulate this problem as a machine learning problem.
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So this is something that, as I said, is very interesting, not just because of Netflix, but because it allows me to explain a few points that, as I said, are kind of invariance across sectors.
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Regardless of your application, is a video streaming application or any other communication type of application, or a fintech application, or energy, or whatever, this memory kill, out of memory kill still occurs.
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And what is an out of memory kill? Well, it’s essentially the extreme event in which the machine doesn’t have any more memory left.
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And so usually the operating system can start eventually swapping, which means using the SSD or the hard drive as a source of memory.
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But that, of course, will slow down a lot.
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And eventually when there is a bug or a memory leak, or if there are other applications running on the same machine, of course there is some kind of limiting factor that essentially kills the application, something that occurs from the operating system most of the time that kills the application in order to prevent the application from monopolizing the entire machine, the hardware of the machine.
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And so this is a very important problem.
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Also, it is important to have an episode about this because there are some strategies that I’ve us