Re: Fairness in love and swapping]

Jim Nance (
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 08:06:39 -0500

"Stephen C. Tweedie" <> writes:
> > 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.

Another problem I run into some times is when there is 1 large process
which will not fit into RAM, and so its thrashing. This kills the
interactive response of things like shells, even if you try nicing the
big job. Actually, its been at least a year since I was doing this on
a regular basis, so it may be fixed by now, but it used to be a real


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