On Mon, Nov 01, 1999 at 06:58:09PM +0100, Simon Budig wrote:
> Austin Donnelly ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> > Idea: if the size is set to 0, make it mean "guess something good".
> > Out of the box gimp can come with it set to 0, and we just make the
> > algorithm pick something appropriate.  That's the hard part.
> Just to start a discussion: What about trying to detect if it is a 
> "private" machine with less than 5 regular users and then using
> 80% of the physical memory?

What? All our users have login names starting from nobody000 to nobody999!


Also, 5x80% = 400%.. a hypothetical situation of all 5 users using Gimp at
the same time :)

Just joking, this might have a point but it is not trivial.

But at least tell me what _I_ should use to avoid excess swapping and even
crashing X.. Like I said, I have 256MB. X eats like 90MB (high res, high
depth), Netscape bloats too (60MB is just a 'normal' case) etc..
so say, I have something like 100MB for Gimp, sometimes a bit more (Netscape
will get swapped out when I work on gimp)

Someone mentioned the tile-cache should be something like half of the ram
available, does that make sense?




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