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: 11/29/04

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    Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 00:39:43 +0100
    
    

    In comp.os.linux.misc Peter <peterwn@parazzdise.net.nz> 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.

    Peter


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