Subject: Re: Swap overcommit (was Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2))
To: David Greenman <>
From: Matthew Dillon <>
List: tech-userlevel
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.
:David Greenman

    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

					Matthew Dillon