Subject: Re: MFS over ISO-9660 union mounted with no swap space?
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/14/1999 18:33:12
One system I've used which did unlimited swap to filesystem space was
Basically, any runaway process would fill your disk, which made it
tricky to write code which was robust in low-memory, low-freespace
conditions, because you ran into all limits simultaneously..
Basically, the rule of thumb there was "don't let the disks fill,
you'll be sorry.."