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Re: [SLE] Maximum Swap Size
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 07:30:18 -0800
  • Message-id: <200503070730.18124.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>

On Monday 07 March 2005 07:12, James Knott wrote:
> ...
> One situation I had in mind was processing huge data files, so large
> that you wouldn't want to pay for all that RAM. Is processing it in
> memory space easier than doing the file I/O, to process it in chunks?

Applications that deal in very large data sets (and are well written)
are usually designed not to need to have all their data in primary
storage (RAM / paging store) at the same time.

Randall Schulz

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