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Re: currency based virtual memory

From: Neal H. Walfield
Subject: Re: currency based virtual memory
Date: 07 Nov 2002 12:33:59 -0500
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> But other users should not have their processes swapped out or
> suspended? Just that if they have memory left over that they're not
> using that they got when memory was cheap that it should now be
> returned.

The number of guaranteed pages will not changed, however, a process
may have to give back some extra pages.

> Um, if a process decides to give up all its RAM and buys swap instead
> because it's cheaper, how does it manage to buy back RAM when the prices
> come down? It's swapped out!

Well, it should not swap everything out.  But if you really way to,
then I imagine you would have to ask someone else to wake you up.

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