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From: Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
To: Tomas M <tomas@slax.org>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: max_loop limit
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 10:16:29 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <460BCA3D.5020800@tmr.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <46026A92.4020106@slax.org>

Tomas M wrote:
>> 255 loop devices are insufficient? What kind of scenario do you have
>> in mind?
>>
>>
> 
> Thank you very much for replying.
> 
> In 1981, Bill Gates said that 64KB of memory is enough for everybody.
> And you know how much RAM do you have right now. :)
> 
Actually, I believe the number was 640k, the quote included the phrase 
"should be," the available memory on the IBM PC. And this was after IBM 
decided to put the video adapter in memory at 640k, Intel decided to 
provide only 1MB of address space on the 8086, and was in the context of 
mainframes of the day, some of which could only address 1MB.

And having run clients with three users on an XT with just that 640kB 
and UNIX, I don't think he was wrong about the memory for that time, 
just the O/S.

BTW: anyone got a copy of PC/IX (SysIII for XT) around? I'd love to run 
that in a VM just for the comparison.

-- 
Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
   "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-03-29 14:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-03-22  7:57 Tomas M
2007-03-22 11:00 ` markus reichelt
2007-03-22 11:37   ` Tomas M
2007-03-22 13:42     ` Eric Dumazet
2007-03-22 13:42       ` Jens Axboe
2007-03-22 13:52         ` Eric Dumazet
2007-03-22 13:54           ` Jens Axboe
2007-03-22 14:11             ` William Lee Irwin III
2007-03-22 15:22               ` Arjan van de Ven
2007-03-22 16:09               ` Pádraig Brady
2007-03-28 23:34                 ` Karel Zak
     [not found]             ` <20070322151826.c1421851.dada1@cosmosbay.com>
     [not found]               ` <20070322142306.GU19922@kernel.dk>
     [not found]                 ` <20070322153603.1f5d442d.dada1@cosmosbay.com>
2007-03-22 15:31                   ` max_loop limit - paid job offer Tomas M
2007-03-22 14:33         ` max_loop limit Al Viro
2007-03-22 19:51           ` Olivier Galibert
2007-03-22 14:25       ` Tomas M
2007-03-23  1:34       ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-03-23 23:26         ` [PATCH] " Jan Engelhardt
2007-03-25  0:17           ` Ken Chen
2007-03-25  0:29           ` Ken Chen
2007-03-25  8:40           ` Tomas M
2007-03-28 23:41             ` Karel Zak
2007-03-29  3:54           ` Kyle Moffett
2007-03-29  4:16             ` [PATCH] max_loop limit, t2 Jan Engelhardt
2007-03-29  8:38               ` [PATCH] max_loop limit, loop.c final working version Tomas M
2007-03-29 14:16     ` Bill Davidsen [this message]
2007-03-22 13:53 max_loop limit devzero
2007-03-22 23:23 devzero
2007-03-23  8:59 ` Tomas M
2007-03-22 23:37 roland
2007-03-29 14:20 ` Bill Davidsen

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