Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: None <,>
From: Noriyuki Soda <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/13/1999 18:12:35
> You're browsing with netscape and It hits about 32megs in size,
> you click on a multimedia object and netscape execs a helper app.

If the system has real vfork(2) like NetBSD, this is not problem.

> you also have to consider a program wishing to make sparse use
> of its address space, without overcommit it becomes impossible.

SVR4 has MAP_NORESERVE option for mmap(2) for this.
So, default behaivour don't have to be overcommitment.