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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] VM fix for 2.4.0-test9 & OOM handler

    > > Sounds like one needs in addition some mechanism for servers to "charge"
    > clients for
    > > consumption. X certainly knows on behalf of which connection resources
    > > are created; the OS could then transfer this back to the appropriate client
    > > (at least when on machine).
    > Definitely - and this is present in some non Unix OS's. We do pass credentials
    > across AF_UNIX sockets so the mechanism is notionally there to provide the
    > credentials to X, just not to use them

    Stephen Tweedie, Dave Rosenthal, Keith Packard and myself had an extensive
    discussion on similar ideas around process quantum scheduling (the X server
    would like to be able to forward quantum to clients) as well at Usenix.
    This is closely related, and needed to finally fully control interactive
    feel in the face of "greedy" clients.

    My memory is that it sounded like things could become very interesting
    with such a facility, and might be ripe for 2.5.

    Keith, Stephen, Dave, do you remember the details of our discussion?
    - Jim

    Jim Gettys
    Technology and Corporate Development
    Compaq Computer Corporation

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