Re: How to set up a Linux machine that occupies the minimum memory footprint ?
From: Peter T. Breuer (ptb_at_lab.it.uc3m.es)
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 00:39:43 +0100
In comp.os.linux.misc Peter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Anyway, is there not some limiting device in Linux to put a cap on the
> mount of memory each user is allowed to use?
Sure. But how do you know how much he is using? Plenty of it will be
shared - is he using it or only 1/n'th of it? And then what about
memory he has been promised but will never ask for? Do you count memory
that is copy-on-write but has not been written to?
And so on.