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SubjectRe: Break 2.4 VM in five easy steps
On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> Similarly its desirable as paging rates increase to ensure that
> everything gets some running time to make progress even at the cost of
> interactivity. This is something BSD does that we don't. Arguably
> nowdays its reasonable to claim you should have enough ram to avoid
> the total thrash state that BSD handles this way o course

During last week's holidays I've started working on some load
control code for Linux. The basic mechanisms are working, the
only problem is that it doesn't actually prevent thrashing yet ;)


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

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