Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Matthew Dillon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/13/1999 14:38:49
On Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:27:54 -0700 (PDT)
Matthew Dillon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
In BEST's critical servers, maybe that's true. But applying your experience
at BEST to the wide range of UNIX users is ... a bit ridiculous, I think :-)
> 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
See previous point: "who said we were even going to swap *at all*?"
You're making a lot of assumptions about the sort of programs people
run on BSD systems, not all of which are reasonable to make.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>