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Re: Is amd64 ready for the desktop?

Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost> writes:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 12:00:12PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> I think it would be best if ulimits were set at boot time based on
>> system resource sizes, and that way no one will have to ever think
>> about the problem again.
> So this is "Because Linux idiots can't program, we set limits so high
> that it might just work"?

No, that's not what it is. It is "Ulimits are set to prevent resource
starvation. Machines with more resources don't need the limits set so
low, but clearly clearly machines with fewer resources want the limits
lower, so perhaps it would be good to have the limits set based on
available resources instead of an arbitrary number picked for all
boxes of the same type whether they have 32M or 32G of memory."


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