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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Re: Linux 2.4.4-ac10
On Sun, May 20, 2001 at 11:54:09PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > > You're right. It should never dump too much data at once. OTOH, if
> > > those cleaned pages are really old (front of reclaim list), there's no
> > > value in keeping them either. Maybe there should be a slow bleed for
> > > mostly idle or lightly loaded conditions.
> >
> > If you don't think it's worthwhile keeping the oldest pages
> > in memory around, please hand me your excess DIMMS ;)
> Sorry, Rik, you can't have that that DIMM. You know, you are
> developing memory managment, and we can't have you having too much
> memory available ;-).

IMVHO every developer involved in memory-management (and indeed, any
software development; the authors of ntpd comes in mind here) should
have a 386 with 4MB of RAM and some 16MB of swap. Nowadays I have the
luxury of a 486 with 8MB of RAM and 32MB of swap as a firewall, but it's
still a pain to work with.

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