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Re: gc-by-area and host uptimes
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 89 10:21 EST
From: Qobi@ZERMATT.LCS.MIT.EDU (Jeffrey Mark Siskind)
Although I understand the benefits of real time copying GC
for interactive use of a large virtual memory Lisp, I have for a
long time wished that Symbolics would offer an offline GC that required
a minimal amount of free storage for two reasons: 1) it would allow
unattended operation of long compute-bound jobs that used a lot of memory.
2) it would allow me to recover from situations like the one I
am currently in without having to baby-sit the machine through
Same here and ditto on having nothing but paging space and my (non-inc) boot
Some space could be saved if netbooting only copied in pages as they were
needed, rather than the entire world (an indirect request act :-).
Brad Miller U. Rochester Comp Sci Dept.