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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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