Re: Fairness in love and swapping

Rik van Riel (
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 23:49:02 +0100 (MET)

On Thu, 26 Feb 1998, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

> > What we really need is that some mechanism that actually determines
> > in the first and last case that the system is thrashing like hell,
> > and that "swapping" (as opposed to paging) is becoming a required
> > strategy.
> True. Any takers for this? :)

Yup. Here's one :-)

I've got the NetBSD source (with comments dating back
to '84 and possibly before :-) and parts of the Digital
Unix system administators tuning guide next to me, so
I have some idea as to what to do...

But still, we need to come up with a general idea of
the algorithms first (if you don't believe this, take
a look at my memory-limit patch earlier today..).

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