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    SubjectRe: swap space: an idea. Please comment.
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    In message <Pine.LNX.3.95q.970223132425.792A-100000@azuth.vol.it>, Riccardo Fac
    chetti writes:

    > Now the idea.
    > Why not have an (I called) "adaptive" or if you prefer (I don't :)
    > "dynamic" swap file, managed in kernel space, that can grow and shrink
    > when memory is needed and/or released by someone ?

    [ snip ]

    You just described the swapping used by OS/2 and NeXTSTEP. No doubt
    others use the same technique.

    It is slower than a fixed swap partition on a raw device. Some people still
    prefer it.

    It will not solve the ``problem'' with overcommit.


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