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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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