Talk:Out of memory
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Usage of 'virtual memory'
The term virtual memory was misused quite a bit on this page. Virtual memory is not the same as swap space, rather, VM is the system by which applications are given 'memory' which could be mapped to one of many backing stores, namely, RAM, a file (via mmap), or swap space. I tried to improve the factual accuracy of this page, but I was also afraid to try to go too far into what is virtual memory. But, it's hard to explain what 'out of memory' means when there are two substantially different concepts of memory. Bugg42 (talk) 06:42, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
The Linux OOM Killer
Moore's Law is not a mandate
Quote: "Due to Moore's law, the amount of physical memory in all computers has grown almost exponentially". Wow, thanks Gordon!
More seriously, perhaps a rewording along the lines of "As predicted by Moore's Law..."?