Good BSD/Linux Article (somewhat off-topic)

Jeremy Faulkner gldisater at
Sat Jan 17 16:42:57 PST 2004

Colin Percival wrote:
> At 23:59 17/01/2004, Robert Watson wrote:
>> I suspect that the /. effect has gotten easier to carry
>> over time in part because a lot of the clients are higher bandwidth than
>> they were before -- if you have moderate size files being tranfered, lots
>> of long-lived slow connections take up a lot more memory than short-lived
>> ones.
>   Actually, this raises an interesting point -- if
> 1. There is a significant amount of network traffic,
> 2. There is memory pressure, and
> 3. There are several runnable processes,
> it might be a good idea to give scheduling priority to the oldest
> process, in the hope that it will complete and free its memory.
> Colin Percival

dnetc and seti would be the oldest process on some machines. So making 
this a mandatory setting would be counter productive.

Jeremy Faulkner

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