Re: VM Requirement Document - v0.0

From: Xavier Bestel (
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 10:00:31 EST

On 05 Jul 2001 17:04:00 +0200, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > Well, on a laptop memory and disk bandwith are rarely wasted - they cost
> > battery life.
> Let me comment on this again, having spent a couple of minutes more
> thinking about it. Would you be happy paying 1% of your battery life to get
> 80% less sluggish response after a memory pig exits?

Told like this, of course I agree !

> Also, notice that the scenario we were originally discussing, the off-hours
> updatedb, doesn't normally happen on laptops because they tend to be
> suspended at that time.

Suspended != halted. The updatedb stuff starts over when I bring it back
to life (RH6.2, dunno for other distribs)


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