Subject: Re: your mail
To: Kevin P. Neal <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/22/1995 20:51:08
I said:
> > in no environment is the system safe from the "out of space" problem.
> > Also, the "out of space" problem will easily crash -- actually, not
> > even crash, just hang -- a machine, which means that it's very, very
> > useful for denial of service...

Then Kevin Neal said:
> Uh, no. My Sun 3/260 (8meg RAM, 50meg swap) running SunOS 4.1.1 ran for 55
> days in a dorm with no crashes. We beat the heck out of this machine. 

You missed my point.

Somebody said: NetBSD NFS and NetBSD VM system don't work together
right, because there's no unified buffer cache.  That's the biggest
problem with the VM system.

I said: No, it's not, because NetBSD's VM system crashes when you run
out of RAM and swap.  _That's_ the biggest problem, and it affects
_all_ environments in which NetBSD is run.  The NFS problem doesn't
matter for some environments, because some just don't use NFS for
much, if anything.