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    SubjectRe: running out of memory


    On Sun, 6 Jul 1997, Marty Leisner wrote:

    >
    > I'm running hint...
    >
    > On systems without swap space, they crash (1.2 I recall had very
    > bad behavior when you run out of memory).
    >
    > This is for 2.0.30 and 2.1.43...on both systems, running out of
    > memory seems to cause a crash (a hangup, not a panic).
    >
    > Having a little swap space makes the problem go away (I'm running
    > my main machine now a Pentium Pro with 96Mbyte of ram...I don't
    > see a need for swap, but put in a little so I don't have this
    > bad problem running benchmarks...

    Everyone needs swap... Don't think because you got a lot of ram doesn't
    mean you don't need a swap. I'd stick at least a 48 meg swap on that
    thing, if not another 96.

    >
    > BTW -- linux sees only 64M without a MEM=96M line...win95 and the
    > ROM seem to see it all...

    Nothing new, you always gotta do this :)

    >
    >
    >
    > marty leisner@sdsp.mc.xerox.com
    > Don't confuse education with schooling.
    > Milton Friedman to Yogi Berra
    >
    -Rob


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