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SubjectRe: Alan Cox quote? (was: Re: accounting for threads)
On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 05:19:45PM -0700, Mike Castle wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 04:56:16PM -0700, Jonathan Lundell wrote:
> > But so what? That's $16 worth of DRAM (I just checked). Not so bad
> > *if* threads are otherwise a great solution. I grant that one might
> > have a pretty tough time making the case, but again, for the right
> > application, say some app with a dedicated server, 73MB isn't the end
> > of the world (though I suppose it was at the time...).
> How much would 73MB of cache cost? How much would it cost to get that much
> on the CPU?

Good question but I doubt we're going to get anywhere. Anyone who thinks
that 73MB of RAM is an OK thing to waste on window system is probably a
died-in-the-wool Java programmer and could care less about performance,
system design, or any elegance whatsoever.

It pains me to believe that people like this exist but there they are.
What can you do? As Confucius says "If I hold up three corners of a square
and the student does not hold up the fourth, I do not bother to go over
the point again".
Larry McVoy lm at
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