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Old 11-22-2002, 03:33 AM   #1
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memory allocation


Is there anything in Linux that determines memory allocation and buffering setting?
 
Old 11-22-2002, 04:57 PM   #2
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the kernel processes. what do you want to do?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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I know this is an old thread but perhaps someone can ellaborate?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 05:15 PM   #4
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I know this is an old thread but perhaps someone can ellaborate?
Ellaborate on what though? Do you have a specific question yourself or just want to know more details about the original posters exact question?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 05:21 PM   #5
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A quick google search brought me to this page: http://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/linux/lk/lk-9.html

Not sure how old it is but probably still pretty accurate.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 06:28 PM   #6
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I brought this thread back because I saw it listed under 'similar threads' below my post,

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ocation-612442

and I think that my problem might be related to it. I want to record but I don't want to keep the temp files loaded on RAM all the time, that's why the temp directory is for, it should write and then release them. I suppose I should have mentioned that. By the way, I really hope that page is old and very inaccurate considering this:

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Linux on the other hand is seriously broken. It will by default answer "yes" to most requests for memory, in the hope that programs ask for more than they actually need. If the hope is fulfilled Linux can run more programs in the same memory, or can run a program that requires more virtual memory than is available. And if not then very bad things happen.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 09:18 AM   #7
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I brought this thread back because I saw it listed under 'similar threads' below my post,

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ocation-612442

and I think that my problem might be related to it. I want to record but I don't want to keep the temp files loaded on RAM all the time, that's why the temp directory is for, it should write and then release them. I suppose I should have mentioned that. By the way, I really hope that page is old and very inaccurate considering this:
Well, I skimmed thru it later and found they were referencing PII and PIII's so it's probably a little old. So go searching for updated kernel documents for memory in the later versions for linux.
 
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Trust me, I've been wanting to fix this problem since August, I've done more than one search. Considering I'm not doing anything out of the ordinary, it surprises me no one came across this problem before. Unless they use a server the most drastic thing people do is tune swappiness. Chances are, very few people know how to or, it can't be done. As for that page, they mention the 2.6.8.1 kernel, so it's, relatively, accurate.
 
  


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