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Re: phk malloc, was (Re: ptmalloc2)

From: Dan Melomedman <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 00:04:28 -0500
Mail-followup-to: kernel@crater.dragonflybsd.org

Gary Thorpe wrote:
> Dan Melomedman wrote:
> >Bill Hacker wrote:
> >
> >>I still thing fixing the application is preferable.
> >
> >
> >What's there to fix if it's not the application's fault?
> >Application is asking the OS exactly what it wants by design to make 
> >certain
> >guarantees: physical memory, the OS on the other hand only promises to,
> >but doesn't guarantee to give it to the application. When I go to a bank
> >to cash a check, I expect hard, cold cash, not an IOU. Should the bank
> >blame me for asking money because they don't have it?
> I don't think most understand your point. They should read this 
> paragraph until they do.

I think Matt does, but he seems such a huge fan of overcommit, that this
is really a non-issue to him :).

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