Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Matthew Dillon <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/13/1999 15:30:44
On Tue, 13 Jul 1999 15:12:14 -0700 (PDT)
Matthew Dillon <email@example.com> wrote:
> The text size of a program is irrelevant, because swap is never
> allocated for it. The data and BSS are only relevant when they
> are modified.
Bzzt. BSS is relevant when accessed (at least in NetBSD).
> There is a lot of hidden 'potential' VM that you haven't considered.
> For example, if the resource limit for a process's stack is 8MB, then
> the process can potentially allocate 8MB of stack even though it may
> actually only allocate 32K of stack. When a process forks, the child
...um, so, make the code that deals with faulting in the stack a bit smarter.
> :* not all the world's a general purpose computing environment,
> Which is meaningless handwaving. Again, you are welcome to point out
> your own real-life situations.
Well, I just gave you a few examples of "not a general computing environment"
in different mail.
> I had to deal with a reservation model on our old SGI's running 5.3
> for almost a year. I know what I'm talking about and I can point to
> real-life cases that demonstrate it. Certainly there are many different
> situations... you are welcome to bring up other real-life situations
> as examples.
...and as I recall, those SGIs at BEST were general-purpose computing
environments. Chris already said that disallowing overcommit wasn't
necessarily appropriate in every situation. So make it a knob. Big
deal. Everyone has what they want.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>