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    SubjectRe: Memory Rusting Effect [re: Linux hostile to poverty]

    Would it perhaps be possible to have the dcache not cache anything (or no
    more then 1 page of cache) on systems with <8megs of ram?

    If your system is that old then you can tolerate the loss of performance
    if it prevents fragmentation..

    On Thu, 23 Jul 1998, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > On Mon, 20 Jul 1998 00:15:14 +0100 (BST), alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan
    > Cox) said:
    >
    > > So yes 8Mb is important, and I'd like to get 2.3.x working in 4Mb nicely
    > > preferably 2Mb (with a very limited feature set obviously)
    >
    > I'm a lot more optimistic having seen 2.1.110 running. The one thing we
    > still need to wait for before we can pass judgement is to see wether or
    > not it lasts for weeks in 4MB, but the indications so far are pretty
    > good.
    >
    > --Stephen
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