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SubjectRe: 2.4 and 2GB swap partition limit
On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, LA Walsh wrote:
> >
> > > An interesting option (though with less-than-stellar performance
> > > characteristics) would be a dynamically expanding swapfile. If you're
> > > going to be hit with swap penalties, it may be useful to not have to
> > > pre-reserve something you only hit once in a great while.
> >
> > This makes amazingly little sense since you'd still need to
> > pre-reserve the disk space the swapfile grows into.
> It makes roughly the same sense as over-committing memory.
> Both are useful, both are unreliable.

True, agreed.

Linux MM bugzilla:

Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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