Subject: Re: Swap overcommit
To: None <freebsd-hackers@FreeBSD.ORG,>
From: Danny Thomas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/15/1999 04:22:31
Ted Faber <faber@ISI.EDU>
>For every strategy there's a counterstrategy.
exactly: the disappointing thing about this whole thread is there's been
little discussion of implementing a (tunable) policy how to handle the
situation when resource shortage materialises.

Overcommitment can be useful, maybe even for most people...

>Killing the biggest is simple to implement and usually right.
... but some people don't want that policy, at least on some of their
systems. Does FreeBSD offer alternatives? Is so, they've been conspicuously
absent from discussion, which might have taken things into a more
productive vein. What do other over-committing systems offer?

Danny Thomas