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SubjectRe: Break 2.4 VM in five easy steps (Alexander Viro)  wrote on 06.06.01 in <>:

> On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Sean Hunter wrote:
> > This is completely bogus. I am not saying that I can't afford the swap.
> > What I am saying is that it is completely broken to require this amount
> > of swap given the boundaries of efficient use.
> Funny. I can count many ways in which 4.3BSD, SunOS{3,4} and post-4.4 BSD
> systems I've used were broken, but I've never thought that swap==2*RAM rule
> was one of them.

As a "will break without" rule, I'd consider a kernel with that property
completely unsuitable for production use. I certainly don't remember
thinking of that as more than a recommendation back when I used commercial
Unices (SysVsomething).

MfG Kai
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