Ubuntu 17.10 64bit
Broken: Ubuntu 2.79.6 64bit, build 23.9.2018
Worked: Windows 2.79.6 64 bit, build around 6.9.2018
Worked too with 2.79b official builds
Baking Smoke simulation fills RAM and swap file then crashes on linux. Works under windows.
Reproduce: Just bake smoke sim in attached .blend file.