Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Matthew Dillon <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/13/1999 16:10:46
On Tue, 13 Jul 1999 15:44:40 -0700 (PDT) 
 Matthew Dillon <> wrote:

 >     So far nobody has been able to justify any good reasons for adding it
 >     to the system.  I'm sorry, but just throwing out worst-case theories
 >     is not a good justification, nor is throwing embedded systems into the
 >     fray - because those already have to control memory fairly tightly
 >     and there are plenty of ways of doing that without having to do
 >     in-kernel reservation.  Throwing generic 'critical servers' into the
 >     fray also isn't appropriate, because any server that is that critical
 >     also implements its own memory alloction management.  It has to in
 >     order to guarentee performance and performance will degrade before
 >     one runs out of memory.

Well, all I can say is:

	I'm sure glad you don't have any influence over the code
	base I run.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>