Subject: Re: What's a bug? (was Re: booting with NCR3c875)
To: Joerg Czeranski <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/30/1999 10:12:20
On Fri, 30 Apr 1999, Joerg Czeranski wrote:
: I started a dummy process that keeps allocating and using memory,
: and after a while of swapping my box didn't respond anymore (no
: echo on the rlogin connection, only ping answers) and kept swapping,
: then some ten minutes later it froze.
Welcome to Mach VM.
: Is 1.3.3 already using UVM?
No. 1.4 will have UVM (and has completely nuked Mach VM).
: And if not, can UVM cope with running out of swap space? Can it be
: configured to use eager allocation?
It can cope with running out of swap surprisingly well. The machine still
responds, and more importantly, it doesn't crash. It just gets a wee bit
-- Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)