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    SubjectRe: the new VMt
    On Mon Sep 25, 2000 at 02:04:19PM -0600, wrote:
    > > all of the pending requests just as long as they are serialised, is
    > > this a problem?
    > I think you are solving the wrong problem. On a small memory machine, the kernel,
    > utilities, and applications should be configured to use little memory.
    > BusyBox is better than BeanCount.

    Granted that smaller apps can help -- for a particular workload. But while I
    am very partial to BusyBox (in fact I am about to cut a new release) I can
    assure you that OOM is easily possible even when your user space is tiny. I do
    it all the time. There are mallocs in busybox and when under memory pressure,
    the kernel still tends to fall over...


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