Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Noriyuki Soda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew Dillon <email@example.com>
Date: 07/13/1999 14:27:54
:> Secondly, for such a server to fail to run is just as bad as if
:> the system were to run out of swap.
:> IRIX has a swap reservation flag too, a left-over from the SysV days.
:> It is a totally useless flag.
:On such systems, critical server has a chance to save it's data to
:On 4.4BSD derived systems, it cannot be guaranteed.
You are assuming that the situation actually occurs. In real life,
it will not occur unless the critical server is running away with
I have never, ever run one of BEST's servers out of swap. It has never
been an issue.
And, I can only repeat, again, that long before a reasonably configured
FreeBSD system runs out of swap it would become unusable from the I/O
And you also haven't bothered to address my other point: In order to
configure a system that guarentees backing store, you need to configure
that system with 8x or more swap then you would a normal system. If
you think there was a chance of a normal system running out of swap,
what do you think would happen if you configured a normal system with