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    SubjectRe: [PATCH ] VMSPLIT config options (with default config fixed)
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    On Sat, 2006-02-04 at 12:05 +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
    > >
    > > Mmm.. bad idea. As much as I'd like the default to be 3GB_OPT, that would
    > > be a big impact to userspace, and there's no point in breaking everyone's
    > > machines when advanced users can just reconfig/recompile to get what they want.
    > >
    > What userspace programs do depend on it?

    there is a lot of userspace that assumes they can do 2Gb or even close
    to 3Gb of memory allocations. Databases, java, basically anything with
    threads. Sure for most of these its a configuration option to reduce
    this, but that still doesn't mean it's a good idea to change from the
    existing behavior...


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