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SubjectRe: Rik spreading bullshit about VM

On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Erik Mouw wrote:

> Some time ago Linus made the important observation that we shouldn't
> tune the scheduler for SMP systems simply because 99.9% of the systems
> in the world running linux have a single CPU. IMHO an equally well
> observation would be that we shouldn't tune the VM for the 0.1% of the
> systems in this world that run large DMBSes. The 99.9% majority is much
> more important.

There is a way to fulfill both needs. If my systems are part of that 0.1%,
I have to disagree with you. :)

There is no way to make one good VM for all possible situations. But, you
can tune/make one VM to work great on large DBMS (e.g.) and tune/make
another one to work great on ordinary desktop systems (playing mp3s & co).
So, add different VMs as kernel-config options. The 'default' one should
be VM for 99.9% users. Everybody happy? :)


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