Subject: Re: Desperately seeking for CMUCL (was: Free common lisp for linux RedHat 6.0 with dumplisp capability)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/11/27
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Martin Cracauer
| Either add more paging space or switch to overcommit paging policy (as
| was the default in earlier versions of the Linux kernel).

  whatever do you guys need 1.7G of memory _for_?  putting persistent myths
  about Lisp's resource-intensive flaws to death does not seem to be a goal.

| Or switch to FreeBSD, where changes like this aren't announced by letting
| the changed behaviour be the default (not so shameless plug.  Why do we
| have one such issue after another with Linux?).

  perhaps it's because you're doing unreasonable things that make
  reasonable stuff harder to do, and Linux is more optimized towards
  letting people do reasonable things?

| >[BTW,   is not accessible]
| It's not as easy to recover.  Still working on it (and have been on
| vacation).

  well, my guess by now is that it's hard to run FreeBSD...  <snicker>