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From "Alex Blewitt" <alex.blew...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Re: [rant] Memory options in VM -- why is the default not 'unlimited'
Date Mon, 31 Jul 2006 21:53:43 GMT
On 31/07/06, Salikh Zakirov <Salikh.Zakirov@intel.com> wrote:
> Alex Blewitt wrote:
> > Don't get me wrong; being able to specify minimum/maximum is a
> > reasonable idea for optimising a VM if you know what to put; but by
> > default, there shouldn't be any arbitrary limitations based on the
> > value of a #define constant ...
>
> So, would you be satisfied if the VM defaulted to, say, 3/4 of total physical memory
available?
> (not a #define, but a value detected at startup)
>
> I would like to get some concrete practical conclusion from the whole discussion.

The question should be: "Why have a maximum?" and not "What should the
maximum be?" An algorithm that implicitly assumes a maximum is wrong.

Alex.

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