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SubjectRe: swap space: an idea. Please comment.

In message <>, Riccardo Fac
chetti writes:

> Now the idea.
> Why not have an (I called) "adaptive" or if you prefer (I don't :)
> "dynamic" swap file, managed in kernel space, that can grow and shrink
> when memory is needed and/or released by someone ?

[ snip ]

You just described the swapping used by OS/2 and NeXTSTEP. No doubt
others use the same technique.

It is slower than a fixed swap partition on a raw device. Some people still
prefer it.

It will not solve the ``problem'' with overcommit.

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