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    SubjectRe: the new VMt
    Hi,

    On Tue, Sep 26, 2000 at 09:17:44AM -0600, yodaiken@fsmlabs.com wrote:

    > Operating systems cannot make more memory appear by magic.
    > The question is really about the best strategy for dealing with low memory. In my
    > opinion, the OS should not try to out-think physical limitations. Instead, the OS
    > should take as little space as possible and provide the ability for user level
    > clever management of space. In a truly embedded system, there can easily be a user level
    > root process that watches memory usage and prevents DOS attacks -- if the OS provides
    > settable enforced quotas etc.

    Agreed, absolutely. The beancounter is one approach to those quotas,
    and has the advantage of allowing per-user as well as per-process
    quotas.

    --Stephen
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