Re: [Vserver] RSS vs. AS, and swap.

From: Robin Lee Powell <>
Date: Thu 12 Jan 2006 - 06:57:29 GMT
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On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 07:05:53AM +0100, Herbert Poetzl wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 09:58:43PM -0800, Robin Lee Powell wrote:
> > I have exactly 1, and will only over have 1, so this simply
> > doesn't apply. I really *do* want swap-out behaviour.
> for one guest, why do you care about limiting memory at all?
> I mean, why not 'just' let it use up what it takes?

Because the app has a habit of slurping so much memory that the host
system spends all its time swapping, which happens to be even slower
than usual on this machine. Last time this happened, it took me
almost 10 minutes just to type the commands to shut down the

What I want is that no matter what the host system has some RAM left
to perform a shutdown in case the VServer runs away with itself, but
at the same time I'd like the VServer to be able to use swap if


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