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SubjectRe: VM Requirement Document - v0.0
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On Thursday 05 July 2001 16:00, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> On 05 Jul 2001 15:02:51 +0200, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > Here's an idea I just came up with while I was composing this... along
> > the lines of using unused bandwidth for something that at least has a
> > chance of being useful. Suppose we come to the end of a period of
> > activity, the general 'temperature' starts to drop and disks fall idle.
> > At this point we could consult a history of which currently running
> > processes have been historically active and grow their working sets by
> > reading in from disk. Otherwise, the memory and the disk bandwidth is
> > just wasted, right? This we can do inside the kernel and not require
> > coders to mess up their apps with hints. Of course, they should still
> > take the time to reengineer them to reduce the cache footprint.
>
> Well, on a laptop memory and disk bandwith are rarely wasted - they cost
> battery life.

Then turn the feature off.

--
Daniel
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