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Why not in the kernel?

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on April 16, 2007 07:32 PM
Why isn't this part of the kernel? I mean, if you can use "nice" to shape processor usage, then I think bandwidth usage shaping is similar. Also, memory usage shaping might be useful (to hardlimit memory-hungry applications like firefox).

Further, it is kind of clumsy to be limited to processes which are dynamically linked. Why not use the strace-protocol, and intervene with kernel calls that way?

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