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SubjectRe: the new VMt

On Tue, Sep 26, 2000 at 09:17:44AM -0600, wrote:

> Operating systems cannot make more memory appear by magic.
> The question is really about the best strategy for dealing with low memory. In my
> opinion, the OS should not try to out-think physical limitations. Instead, the OS
> should take as little space as possible and provide the ability for user level
> clever management of space. In a truly embedded system, there can easily be a user level
> root process that watches memory usage and prevents DOS attacks -- if the OS provides
> settable enforced quotas etc.

Agreed, absolutely. The beancounter is one approach to those quotas,
and has the advantage of allowing per-user as well as per-process

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