Re: Out of memory management in embedded systems

From: Rik van Riel
Date: Fri Sep 28 2007 - 10:17:35 EST

On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:04:23 -0400
"linux-os \(Dick Johnson\)" <linux-os@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Sep 2007, [iso-8859-1] Daniel SpÃng wrote:
> > On 9/28/07, linux-os (Dick Johnson) <linux-os@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Fri, 28 Sep 2007, [iso-8859-1] Daniel SpÃng wrote:

> >>> Some kind of notification to the application that the available memory
> >>> is scarce and let the application free up some memory (e.g., by
> >>> flushing caches), could be used to improve the situation

> Any networked appliance can (will) throw data away if there are
> no resources available.

That is exactly what Daniel proposed in his first email.

I think his idea makes sense.

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Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
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