Subject: Re: Swap overcommit (was Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2))
To: Brian F. Feldman <>
From: Daniel C. Sobral <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/15/1999 02:10:11
"Brian F. Feldman" wrote:
> > In which case the program that consumed all memory will be killed.
> > The program killed is +NOT+ the one demanding memory, it's the one
> > with most of it.
> So why don't we do something else: when we're down to a certain amount of
> backing store, start collecting statistics. When we're out, we check the
> statistics and find what process has been allocating most of it. We kill
> that process.

Because it's not only equally arbitrary but also takes more
resources to implement?

Daniel C. Sobral			(8-DCS)

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