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SubjectRe: the new VMt
On Mon Sep 25, 2000 at 02:04:19PM -0600, yodaiken@fsmlabs.com 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...

-Erik

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