Question about memory

Dennis S. Breckenridge root at nebulus.UUCP
Thu Apr 12 23:51:04 AEST 1990

pcg at aber-cs.UUCP (Piercarlo Grandi) writes:

>Now ask yourself: how many user processes approach 1 MB in *size*? how many
>user processes have a working set approaching 1 MB? How much memory should
>be left unused to avoid the problems with the System V swapper

What planet are you from? Emacs 1.4 megs, Simultask 1 meg, Kernel 2.3 megs
with networking, oh lets talk about networking code... My machine does not
just sit there with getty's on it. People USE it. I have a varied application
mix for the users and over the period of three years I have found the numbers
work for *ANY* SYSV box. BTW I worked for that SYSV company and had to 
support things like broken swapper. Its a feature not a bug!
Dennis S. Breckenridge  (604) 277-7413   dennis at nebulus.uucp           VE7TCP
               EMACS: Eight Megabytes And Constantly Swapping!

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