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Bug#166758: apt: DynamicMMap too static?

On Thu, 7 Nov 2002, Adam Heath wrote:

> When the mmap file is growing, and one of the internal parts runs out of
> room, what is the harm of throwing all the current work away, increasing
> the size of this limit, and starting over? 

Well, that's terribly inelegant but I think it would probably work OK.

The only real problem with making the number larger is that it eats up
page tables in the kernel, there is no real memory or disk space comitted
to it.


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