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    SubjectRe: Memory hogs
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    Rik van Riel wrote:
    > On Fri, 16 Jul 1999 bernd.paysan@gmx.de wrote:
    > > Rik van Riel wrote:
    > > > Please don't. My little algorithm (with no overhead on a normal
    > > > system) works great -- it has been tested by simulation folks
    > > > who want a 16MB netscape killed in favor of their week-old,
    > > > 150MB simulation.
    > >
    > > Ok, I'll adapt your patch. The only gripe I have is that it
    > > doesn't send out warning shoots before, that allow tasks to quit
    > > nicely.
    >
    > That can be added without much effort. The real hard part has
    > been in getting the 'task chooser' right...

    That really isn't easy.

    You're in a "we're completely out of memory" situation already, and
    having the application clean up may mean it wants to rewrite its
    config files. Requiring buffers and other resources.

    Roger.

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