Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Daniel C. Sobral <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/15/1999 01:52:11
Jason Thorpe wrote:
>  >     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
>, so, make the code that deals with faulting in the stack a bit smarter.

Uh? Like what? Like overcommitting, for instance? The beauty of
overcommitting is that either you do it or you don't. :-)

Daniel C. Sobral			(8-DCS)

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