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SubjectRe: Overcommittable memory
> >Write the program without recursion and you know at compile-time how
> >much memory it will ever need in the worst case.
> >There is always at least one page - so make sure you use less than that.
> >You'll need to know the stack overhead of any c-library you use - so
> >don't use it or figure it out. It is doable with open-source libraries.
>
> TBH, I don't see the point. I know I have more than enough RAM to
> handle most cases, and some extra swap for contingencies.
>
Someone mentioned how hard it was to write "memory safe" apps for
embedded
devices, considering how the stack is dynamically allocated. I pointed
out
that this isn't that hard.

Having enough RAM is fine for a pc. An embedded device running linux
will likely
be mass-produced with the minimum amount of RAM though.

Helge Hafting

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