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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.58.0] Release candidates available
From: Bjørn Roald (bjorn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-07 18:57:56

On 08. april 2015 00:12, Niall Douglas wrote:
> On 8 Apr 2015 at 0:03, Bjørn Roald wrote:
>> Shooting from the hip here, why not require at least 2G of free RAM to
>> start a task running in parallel. 2G may seem excessively defensive,
>> but it provide good margins and who around here have dev. boxes with
>> less than 8G RAM these days.
> That would be an unhelpful heuristic on VMs with balloon allocated
> memory.

OK, so if I understand that correctly, in such an environment the
reported available RAM would be low, but as contention is detected by
the balloon driver the guest RAM would be inflated, thus more RAM
demanding processes would fit just fine. That is a tricky one.

-- Bjørn

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