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Re: testing is broken

On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 03:20:44PM +0000, Jules Bean wrote:
> > 
> > The root problem with dselect (and dpkg for that matter) is the amount
> > of data it reads into core. In dselect's case, the data occurs twice in
> > memory: once in the dpkg phase, and then it translates it into C++
> > dynamic allocations. When you exit the "Select" phase of dselect, back
> > to the menu, the memory used is returned to the C heap, but the
> > process's memory footprint does not decrease.
> If that's true, then it's sloppy, but it doesn't matter.  If the
> memory isn't being used, it might as well not be there: it will be
> swapped out anyhow.

Depends how much swap you have, and how fast it is. Ever tried to use
dselect on a 12MB RAM + 48MB swap machine? It's painful.

> PS Your Mail-Followup-To is broken.

Looks like a bug in mutt's default configuration (/etc/Muttrc). It
unsets use_domain.

Paul Martin <pm@zetnet.net> (work)
  <pm@nowster.zetnet.co.uk> (home)
    <pm@debian.org> (Debian stuff)

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