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Posts: 19
Registered: ‎09-23-2014
Location: India
Message 1 of 539 (3,453 Views)

Apps getting killed

As suggested by Mark, I am creating a separate thread for each problem I had reported earlier. 



Initial Question - As soon as free RAM reduces to 300 MB or lesser, background apps start getting killed. I get the popup message stating so&so app force closed even though I am not using them. With 250 Mb or lesser even foreground app gets killed. This is absurd on a 1GB RAM. Are you looking at reducing the min free RAM setting to 100 MB or lesser?



Apps mostly used - Facebook, Google+, Hangout, Twitter, Touchdown for Exchange, Angry birds epic, Fruit Archery, Chrome, Gallary, Whatsapp, Gmail, Tapatalk etc



Most of these app get killed along with these apps running in the memory - Viber, Zedge, Google play service, settings, google keyboard etc.



I figured out Once I switched back to Dalvik, these app killings no more give a message most of the time. But they get killed. You can test by opening most of the above apps, browsing them to a certain point and click on the home button. After a few mins open apps like Facebook, G+, Twitter and you will see they are loading again and they take you to the beginning news feed instead of opening at the point where you had left. Open Chrome and it will start loading the last page you had visited as it was silently killed.



Kitkat build of my phone ends with .14.

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Re: Apps getting killed

I have the exact same issue 

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Re: Apps getting killed

ya, even I faced this with small apps. It was not present in the 1st gen Moto G, but it happens a lot in 2nd gen.

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Re: Apps getting killed

Same issue here...i contacted moto customer care..they told me to clear cache..i tried this but no use..i hope the new software update which came out today fixes the issue..



MOTO G 2014



stock unrooted-kitkat 4.4.4

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Re: Apps getting killed

Same here. It even kills Play Music while listening!



I noticed that dmesg is flooded with sigkill messages. Here is an example of a typical work load:



* Start play music




<4>[22378.818885,1] send sigkill to 2899 (.amazon.venezia), adj 1000, size 11809
<4>[22379.050430,1] send sigkill to 3668 (ndroid.calendar), adj 1000, size 8455
<4>[22379.276555,2] send sigkill to 5134 (viders.calendar), adj 764, size 8309
<4>[22379.886092,2] send sigkill to 3759 (eventflowwidget), adj 647, size 8230
<4>[22379.958284,2] send sigkill to 5462 (osmobile.lyrics), adj 529, size 8061


 



* tap PLAY button




<4>[22429.797186,0] send sigkill to 5746 (osmobile.lyrics), adj 529, size 8049
<4>[22430.365552,1] send sigkill to 5715 (.amazon.venezia), adj 529, size 11158
<4>[22431.913942,0] send sigkill to 4239 (coilsw.launcher), adj 470, size 19634
<4>[22445.365459,2] send sigkill to 5952 (droid.callmeter), adj 529, size 8579
<4>[22460.441588,1] send sigkill to 32390 (vtonder.chronus), adj 470, size 10470
<4>[22460.467881,3] send sigkill to 32521 (tats_xdaedition), adj 1000, size 9263
<4>[22460.498231,3] send sigkill to 32560 (changelogviewer), adj 764, size 8885
<4>[22463.405515,1] send sigkill to 6252 (android.vending), adj 529, size 10158
<4>[22463.660151,1] send sigkill to 6387 (ogle.android.gm), adj 529, size 9654
<4>[22464.085649,0] send sigkill to 6404 (viders.calendar), adj 529, size 8208
<4>[22464.222465,2] send sigkill to 6535 (otorola.context), adj 529, size 8142
<4>[22464.615757,0] send sigkill to 6562 (eventflowwidget), adj 529, size 8013
<4>[22465.643271,1] send sigkill to 5870 (coilsw.launcher), adj 470, size 12492
<4>[22490.276382,0] send sigkill to 6598 (viders.calendar), adj 1000, size 8306
<4>[22490.706051,0] send sigkill to 6498 (ndroid.calendar), adj 1000, size 8371


 



* Display turned off and on




<4>[22513.522494,0] send sigkill to 6648 (otorola.context), adj 764, size 8145
<4>[22514.095457,0] send sigkill to 6680 (eventflowwidget), adj 647, size 8011
<4>[22514.785330,2] send sigkill to 5984 (.amazon.venezia), adj 647, size 11612
<4>[22515.196423,0] send sigkill to 7062 (otorola.context), adj 764, size 8143
<4>[22515.326881,1] send sigkill to 6960 (viders.calendar), adj 647, size 8283
<4>[22515.355049,1] send sigkill to 7090 (eventflowwidget), adj 529, size 8016
<4>[22538.116210,0] send sigkill to 7025 (ndroid.calendar), adj 1000, size 8374


 



* tap HOME button -> sending Play Music to background




<4>[22538.116210,0] send sigkill to 7025 (ndroid.calendar), adj 1000, size 8374
<4>[22566.955401,3] send sigkill to 7190 (otorola.context), adj 764, size 8150
<4>[22567.394763,1] send sigkill to 7150 (viders.calendar), adj 647, size 8300
<4>[22567.995908,2] send sigkill to 7221 (eventflowwidget), adj 529, size 8011
<4>[22568.324645,1] send sigkill to 5033 (com.fsck.k9), adj 470, size 12033
<4>[22568.665962,2] send sigkill to 7707 (t.veierland.aix), adj 529, size 7561
<4>[22569.608342,0] send sigkill to 5512 (android.youtube), adj 764, size 11673
<4>[22570.562882,0] send sigkill to 3080 (gle.android.gms), adj 764, size 13198
<4>[22621.563850,1] send sigkill to 7280 (.amazon.venezia), adj 1000, size 11599


 



* playback of next song begins




<4>[22635.565672,3] send sigkill to 7899 (otorola.context), adj 1000, size 8144
<4>[22636.072960,1] send sigkill to 7860 (ndroid.calendar), adj 1000, size 8361
<4>[22636.301127,0] send sigkill to 7664 (eventflowwidget), adj 1000, size 8136
<4>[22636.415103,1] send sigkill to 7746 (viders.calendar), adj 764, size 8309
<4>[22637.089308,1] send sigkill to 8222 (.amazon.venezia), adj 647, size 11148
<4>[22637.545608,1] send sigkill to 8293 (osmobile.lyrics), adj 529, size 8071
<4>[22669.060986,1] send sigkill to 7828 (com.fsck.k9), adj 470, size 12508
<4>[22672.840281,1] send sigkill to 3273 (id.gms.wearable), adj 470, size 9864


 



* start Feedly




<4>[22683.276392,0] send sigkill to 8639 (com.fsck.k9), adj 470, size 12465
<4>[22686.289706,1] send sigkill to 8718 (id.gms.wearable), adj 470, size 9547
<4>[22688.754529,2] send sigkill to 6732 (coilsw.launcher), adj 470, size 20726
<4>[22700.729279,0] send sigkill to 8427 (.amazon.venezia), adj 529, size 12062
<4>[22714.652967,1] send sigkill to 8780 (com.fsck.k9), adj 470, size 12521
<4>[22717.661446,1] send sigkill to 8955 (id.gms.wearable), adj 470, size 9540
<4>[22718.156171,1] send sigkill to 2610 (d.process.media), adj 470, size 9441
<4>[22718.279988,2] send sigkill to 1854 (la.audioeffects), adj 470, size 7584
<4>[22718.305213,0] send sigkill to 9079 (coilsw.launcher), adj 470, size 12454
<4>[22718.415137,1] send sigkill to 2080 (.qualcomm.atfwd), adj 470, size 7550
<4>[22718.722627,0] send sigkill to 5390 (ndroid.music:ui), adj 411, size 14628
<4>[22718.745210,0] send sigkill to 9169 (com.fsck.k9), adj 294, size 12505
<4>[22718.775119,1] send sigkill to 920 (earchbox:search), adj 294, size 12088


 



* Open Feedly article in Chrome browser




<4>[22745.199934,2] send sigkill to 9324 (id.gms.wearable), adj 470, size 9541
<4>[22745.254602,0] send sigkill to 9251 (d.process.media), adj 294, size 8711
<4>[22745.585375,0] send sigkill to 9557 (la.audioeffects), adj 294, size 7559
<4>[22746.946477,1] send sigkill to 9649 (droid.callmeter), adj 529, size 8582
<4>[22747.276124,0] send sigkill to 9642 (.amazon.venezia), adj 529, size 11270
<4>[22747.540086,1] send sigkill to 30783 (roid.music:main), adj 117, size 13665


^^^ running play music killed, music playback stopped!!! 




<4>[22750.362515,1] send sigkill to 9788 (artnerbookmarks), adj 529, size 7915
<4>[22753.737701,0] send sigkill to 9849 (id.partnersetup), adj 529, size 7649
<4>[22762.365102,2] send sigkill to 9964 (.amazon.venezia), adj 294, size 11970
<4>[22765.063622,0] send sigkill to 10064 (coilsw.launcher), adj 294, size 11155
<4>[22765.095059,1] send sigkill to 9909 (.qualcomm.atfwd), adj 294, size 7517
<4>[22774.966155,1] send sigkill to 10123 (.amazon.venezia), adj 529, size 11452
<4>[22774.995054,1] send sigkill to 10198 (com.fsck.k9), adj 294, size 9813
<4>[22785.186014,1] send sigkill to 10294 (id.partnersetup), adj 529, size 7655
<4>[22788.442598,2] send sigkill to 10255 (earchbox:search), adj 294, size 10964
<4>[22794.958869,0] send sigkill to 10370 (.amazon.venezia), adj 294, size 11318
<4>[22802.035894,1] send sigkill to 10478 (d.process.media), adj 294, size 8718
<4>[22803.655630,1] send sigkill to 10603 (.amazon.venezia), adj 294, size 11566
<4>[22820.799523,1] send sigkill to 10801 (osmobile.lyrics), adj 529, size 7853
<4>[22822.465339,0] send sigkill to 10689 (id.gms.wearable), adj 294, size 9545
<4>[22823.055724,2] send sigkill to 10865 (.amazon.venezia), adj 294, size 12269
<4>[22830.395457,1] send sigkill to 10754 (roid.music:main), adj 529, size 12238
<4>[22830.588372,1] send sigkill to 10984 (la.audioeffects), adj 470, size 7608
<4>[22832.065547,0] send sigkill to 11018 (com.fsck.k9), adj 294, size 12494
<4>[22836.665874,1] send sigkill to 11094 (com.fsck.k9), adj 294, size 12487
<4>[22837.489561,0] send sigkill to 11182 (.amazon.venezia), adj 294, size 12023


 



* tap back button / going back to feedly




<4>[22852.036204,2] send sigkill to 11267 (com.fsck.k9), adj 294, size 12506
<4>[22854.474596,1] send sigkill to 11388 (.amazon.venezia), adj 470, size 12205


 



* tap back button / going back to launcher




<4>[22905.736062,2] send sigkill to 12042 (id.partnersetup), adj 529, size 7650
<4>[22907.885858,1] send sigkill to 12215 (t.veierland.aix), adj 529, size 7557
<4>[22908.215746,1] send sigkill to 11489 (com.fsck.k9), adj 470, size 12543
<4>[22908.445785,1] send sigkill to 12195 (viders.calendar), adj 529, size 8213
<4>[22908.475874,1] send sigkill to 11649 (.amazon.venezia), adj 470, size 11667
<4>[22909.105782,2] send sigkill to 12357 (otorola.context), adj 529, size 8145
<4>[22910.135798,2] send sigkill to 12572 (otorola.context), adj 647, size 8139
<4>[22910.465769,0] send sigkill to 12380 (viders.calendar), adj 529, size 8287
<4>[22915.175503,0] send sigkill to 12675 (otorola.context), adj 647, size 8145
<4>[22915.806091,0] send sigkill to 12646 (viders.calendar), adj 529, size 8276
<4>[22930.250400,1] send sigkill to 12296 (ndroid.calendar), adj 1000, size 8427
<4>[22930.277129,1] send sigkill to 12751 (otorola.context), adj 1000, size 8143
<4>[22965.765858,1] send sigkill to 5282 (om.devhd.feedly), adj 764, size 18971
<4>[22994.682598,3] send sigkill to 12715 (viders.calendar), adj 647, size 8304


 



* no active use / display off, wifi and sync on:




<4>[23020.579885,0] send sigkill to 12155 (eventflowwidget), adj 647, size 8201
<4>[23020.766212,0] send sigkill to 13009 (.amazon.venezia), adj 529, size 11629
<4>[23022.226086,0] send sigkill to 13312 (viders.calendar), adj 647, size 8193
<4>[23022.355838,0] send sigkill to 8356 (gle.android.gms), adj 529, size 11504
<4>[23022.717175,1] send sigkill to 13409 (otorola.context), adj 529, size 8148
<4>[23022.849437,1] send sigkill to 13511 (ainfire.supersu), adj 529, size 7942
<4>[23023.735678,1] send sigkill to 13464 (viders.calendar), adj 647, size 8241
<4>[23023.774808,1] send sigkill to 13546 (yatsewidgetfree), adj 529, size 10183
<4>[23023.886631,1] send sigkill to 13676 (otorola.context), adj 529, size 8135
<4>[23023.979105,3] send sigkill to 13584 (gle.android.gms), adj 529, size 9753
<4>[23024.117375,2] send sigkill to 13597 (android.vending), adj 529, size 9918
<4>[23025.578907,2] send sigkill to 13769 (gle.android.gms), adj 764, size 10108
<4>[23025.820368,2] send sigkill to 13820 (otorola.context), adj 647, size 8140
<4>[23043.844583,2] send sigkill to 13372 (ndroid.calendar), adj 764, size 8394
<4>[23048.768580,0] send sigkill to 13733 (viders.calendar), adj 764, size 8306
<4>[23065.841632,0] send sigkill to 13437 (eventflowwidget), adj 647, size 8161
<4>[23066.033577,1] send sigkill to 14018 (droid.callmeter), adj 529, size 8576
<4>[23066.088446,1] send sigkill to 12480 (com.fsck.k9), adj 470, size 12548
<4>[23147.184349,3] send sigkill to 13955 (.amazon.venezia), adj 647, size 11795
<4>[23147.896604,2] send sigkill to 14368 (otorola.context), adj 647, size 8146
<4>[23147.960682,2] send sigkill to 14264 (viders.calendar), adj 647, size 8249
<4>[23148.039808,2] send sigkill to 14429 (ainfire.supersu), adj 529, size 7942
<4>[23148.674189,1] send sigkill to 14468 (yatsewidgetfree), adj 529, size 10099
<4>[23148.765933,1] send sigkill to 14113 (com.fsck.k9), adj 470, size 12515
<4>[23150.716117,3] send sigkill to 14505 (gle.android.gms), adj 529, size 10086
<4>[23150.826086,3] send sigkill to 14517 (android.vending), adj 470, size 10332
<4>[23151.342457,3] send sigkill to 14704 (android.vending), adj 470, size 10047
<4>[23151.757775,1] send sigkill to 13220 (d.process.media), adj 470, size 8722
<4>[23152.047957,1] send sigkill to 14739 (gle.android.gms), adj 529, size 10102
<4>[23152.373927,2] send sigkill to 14655 (com.fsck.k9), adj 470, size 12482
<4>[23153.938981,0] send sigkill to 14950 (otorola.context), adj 647, size 8151
<4>[23154.364318,3] send sigkill to 14885 (viders.calendar), adj 529, size 8285
<4>[23154.572284,0] send sigkill to 14776 (android.vending), adj 470, size 10316
<4>[23154.849242,3] send sigkill to 14934 (com.fsck.k9), adj 470, size 10831
<4>[23157.088106,1] send sigkill to 15066 (android.vending), adj 470, size 10387
<4>[23157.457978,1] send sigkill to 15037 (gle.android.gms), adj 470, size 10366
<4>[23157.645736,3] send sigkill to 15191 (android.vending), adj 470, size 10112
<4>[23158.476778,2] send sigkill to 14593 (yatsewidgetfree), adj 647, size 11263
<4>[23160.963914,0] send sigkill to 15252 (android.vending), adj 764, size 10394
<4>[23160.987420,1] send sigkill to 15389 (otorola.context), adj 647, size 8147
<4>[23161.018226,1] send sigkill to 15349 (viders.calendar), adj 529, size 8224
<4>[23161.047148,1] send sigkill to 13615 (id.gms.wearable), adj 470, size 9989
<4>[23208.149680,1] send sigkill to 14334 (ndroid.calendar), adj 1000, size 8412
<4>[23270.336032,0] send sigkill to 15539 (viders.calendar), adj 1000, size 8285
<4>[23335.074894,1] send sigkill to 15286 (gle.android.gms), adj 1000, size 11130
<4>[23335.272995,0] send sigkill to 15578 (otorola.context), adj 1000, size 8143
<4>[23335.295042,0] send sigkill to 14394 (eventflowwidget), adj 764, size 8200
<4>[23335.325100,1] send sigkill to 15721 (droid.deskclock), adj 647, size 7697
<4>[23335.355053,1] send sigkill to 15423 (.amazon.venezia), adj 529, size 11807
<4>[23340.663990,2] send sigkill to 15874 (droid.apps.plus), adj 529, size 15600
<4>[23365.719090,2] send sigkill to 16004 (droid.callmeter), adj 529, size 8586
<4>[23366.305679,0] send sigkill to 16039 (ogle.android.gm), adj 529, size 9673
<4>[23367.023712,0] send sigkill to 16059 (viders.calendar), adj 529, size 8197
<4>[23367.292287,2] send sigkill to 16191 (otorola.context), adj 529, size 8151
<4>[23368.395549,1] send sigkill to 16293 (otorola.context), adj 529, size 8137
<4>[23369.226144,0] send sigkill to 16204 (viders.calendar), adj 529, size 8302
<4>[23383.546839,0] send sigkill to 16150 (ndroid.calendar), adj 1000, size 8397
<4>[23383.578070,0] send sigkill to 16373 (otorola.context), adj 764, size 8144
<4>[23383.607873,0] send sigkill to 16337 (viders.calendar), adj 647, size 8302
<4>[23383.635513,0] send sigkill to 16248 (eventflowwidget), adj 529, size 8176
<4>[23536.813836,0] send sigkill to 16501 (viders.calendar), adj 529, size 8273
<4>[23536.865115,1] send sigkill to 16567 (otorola.context), adj 529, size 8150
<4>[23538.101208,0] send sigkill to 16642 (viders.calendar), adj 529, size 8292
<4>[23538.282991,0] send sigkill to 15137 (com.fsck.k9), adj 470, size 12568
<4>[23538.305407,1] send sigkill to 15945 (gle.android.gms), adj 470, size 11696
<4>[23540.472672,2] send sigkill to 16730 (id.partnersetup), adj 764, size 7655
<4>[23540.629841,2] send sigkill to 16700 (otorola.context), adj 647, size 8150
<4>[23540.655049,2] send sigkill to 16757 (viders.calendar), adj 529, size 8283
<4>[23540.838247,2] send sigkill to 15482 (id.gms.wearable), adj 470, size 9704
<4>[23542.929924,1] send sigkill to 16806 (com.fsck.k9), adj 470, size 12481
<4>[23558.149668,0] send sigkill to 16534 (ndroid.calendar), adj 1000, size 8409
<4>[23558.184419,1] send sigkill to 17013 (otorola.context), adj 764, size 8148
<4>[23565.857465,1] send sigkill to 16919 (viders.calendar), adj 647, size 8306
<4>[23565.885091,1] send sigkill to 16605 (eventflowwidget), adj 529, size 8191
<4>[23685.444240,1] send sigkill to 17151 (oord.tapatalkHD), adj 647, size 8725
<4>[23685.474052,1] send sigkill to 17215 (droid.callmeter), adj 529, size 8588
<4>[23685.540241,1] send sigkill to 17057 (com.fsck.k9), adj 470, size 12484


 



This issue should be addressed ASAP. Installing latest OTA 21.11.23 didn't help.

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Re: Apps getting killed

For comparison here is the same workload on a Moto Razr which has almost the same RAM running CM11 Kitkat:




<5>[ 573.579040,0] send sigkill to 6056 (ndroid.settings), adj 15, size 13757
<5>[ 579.767395,1] send sigkill to 5965 (onelli.juicessh), adj 15, size 7118
<5>[ 583.551971,0] send sigkill to 3901 (droid.apps.plus), adj 15, size 8799
<5>[ 586.264923,0] send sigkill to 4796 (ndroid.calendar), adj 15, size 7083
<5>[ 587.717651,0] send sigkill to 5773 (com.ebay.mobile), adj 15, size 6404
<5>[ 589.942138,1] send sigkill to 4569 (equicksearchbox), adj 15, size 6167
<5>[ 590.409667,0] send sigkill to 5200 (viders.calendar), adj 15, size 5787
<5>[ 590.750488,1] send sigkill to 5792 (oord.tapatalkHD), adj 15, size 5459
<5>[ 593.620758,0] send sigkill to 5845 (eventflowwidget), adj 15, size 5302
<5>[ 646.020416,1] send sigkill to 6180 (droid.callmeter), adj 15, size 5547
<5>[ 675.362792,1] send sigkill to 5828 (enmod.lockclock), adj 15, size 5188


 



I think this needs no further explanation...

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Re: Apps getting killed

So all of you are running the stock ROM, and have never rooted or modified your devices, right?



Can you tell us if any of the stock apps/processes have been disabled?  If so, which ones?

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Re: Apps getting killed

I have not disabled any process of apps... Also not rooted... Running stock Android 4.4.4
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Re: Apps getting killed

I'm running stock Android 4.4.4. Not rooted, no apps disabled

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Re: Apps getting killed

You should definitely fix this as soon as possible. Apps are getting killed as crazy. It feels a lot less than 1GB of RAM when using this phone.
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