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SubjectRe: vm philosophising
On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Rik van Riel wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Bosko Radivojevic wrote:
>
> > There is no way to make one good VM for all possible situations. But,
> > you can tune/make one VM to work great on large DBMS (e.g.) and
> > tune/make another one to work great on ordinary desktop systems
>
> This is an interesting assertion ... but up to date nobody has
> been able to tell me what exactly should be different between
> these two mythical VMs ;)

There is another VM that has a property that people would like:
deterministically handling memory exhaustion. Unfortunately, that VM
probably can't co-exist with over-commit and the performance gains that
affords.

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