[Planetlab-users] Down Nodes / Memory Usage
Sean C. Rhea
srhea at cs.berkeley.edu
Wed May 12 14:58:12 EDT 2004
On May 12, 2004, at 11:50 AM, Scott Karlin wrote:
> In the meantime, we are requesting that the user/developer
> community carefully consider how much memory they are using
> in their slice. Memory isolation has not been deployed and
> we have recently demonstrated that it is possible to bring
> a node to its knees by over consumption of RAM.
I know you guys have resisted this request in the past, but I'd like to
re-enter an urgent plea to BRING BACK TOP.
In the bad old days of PlanetLab, before we were blessed with
information isolation like we are now, we used to police each other.
Frank, in particular, was very proactive about informing people that
they were using more than their fair share of physical memory.
Until we have a technical solution to fair-share physical memory, can
you PLEASE give us back the tools we need to implement a social
Boredom is always counterrevolutionary.
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