Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Matthew Dillon <email@example.com>
From: Noriyuki Soda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/14/1999 06:39:00
>>>>> On Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:27:54 -0700 (PDT),
Matthew Dillon <email@example.com> said:
> > That's wrong.
> > On such systems, critical server has a chance to save it's data to
> > filesystem.
> > On 4.4BSD derived systems, it cannot be guaranteed.
> 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.
Running out of swap can be easily done by normal user privilege.
Non-overcommiting system can run important application on the system
which has a normal user, because it never lose critical data, even if
a user on the system make a mistake. (The application might stop,
but it never lose data.)
4.4BSD derived system cannot do this, and have to use different
machine for such applications.
> And you also haven't bothered to address my other point: In order to
> configure a system that guarentees backing store, you need to configure
> that system with 8x or more swap then you would a normal
8x or more?
That's wrong. It depends.