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SubjectRe: linux as a minicomputer ?
Rob Landley wrote:

> The killer is that if one person drives the machine into swap, performance
> melts down for everybody. THAT is what makes the idea of a multi-headed
> linux box as a many-way shared workstation seem a lot less workable to me.

No problem. This is precisely what "ulimit" is for - prevent single
users from grabbing too much resources on a multiuser machine.
Distributions default to not use it because most machines are
single-user,
this however is the occation where you need it. Of course you can
afford
more RAM for the 4-user machine, and shared memory for kernel and
executable
code helps too...

Helge Hafting
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