Subject: Re: Swap overcommit (was Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2))
To: David Greenman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew Dillon <email@example.com>
Date: 07/13/1999 20:06:11
: I've long felt that the best solution to problems like this is a per-user
:swap space quota. This gives admins a knob to manage the allocation of swap
:space while still allowing overcommit. The downside is that it doesn't provide
:a graceful way for a program to recover from it's overconsumption sins. I'd
:argue, however, that buggy software or incorrectly tuned systems should get
:what they deserve.
Ooh, cool idea. If I had that at BEST I would use it snap! like that!
A per-user swap quota would work a whole lot better then the current
numprocs x datasize limit