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Re: [libvirt] Need a better word than "allocated" or "ascertained"



CC'ing Balbir..

On Fri, 07 Jan 2011 10:33:08 +0100, Zdenek Styblik <stybla turnovfree net> wrote:
> On 01/07/2011 10:10 AM, Justin Clift wrote:
> > On 07/01/2011, at 6:12 PM, Nikunj A. Dadhania wrote:
> > <snip>
> >>> Guaranteed sounds best to me.
> >>>
> >> Thats not Gauranteed to the best of my knowlegde
> >>
> >> Balbir suggest "enforced", I guessed i dropped it somewhere.
> >> https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2010-August/msg00712.html
> > 
> > Balbir's suggested wording (from the email):
> > 
> >   "limit to enforce on memory contention"
> > 
> > Does that mean it's the minimum memory "limit" it would really like to
> > have, but can't guarantee it?  (ie it's not guaranteed)
> 
> I'm getting a bit confused here. "enforced" really doesn't fit into the
> context, or does it?
> 
> What should it say/explain? [soft-limit]
> Who is target audience?
> 
> And I think the last question is very important, because your technical
> mambo-jumbo might be just fine and tip-top to the last bit, but if
> nobody else understands it, then such help seems to be a bit helpless to
> me. Meaning:
> * allocated/guaranteed I can imagine;
> * ascertained gave me really non-sense translation, although that might
> be caused by crappy dictionary;
> * enforced - uh ... how? what? when? Is it when host is running low on
> memory and/or there are "many" VMs competing for memory? If so, please
> explain it somewhere if it isn't already(yeah, I'm trying to figure out
> the meaning).
> 
> Or what happens when memory reaches 'soft-limit'?
> 
> ---SNIP---
> Soft limit
>     This limit causes nxqddb to display a warning dialog box(see figure
> 5.19) if the number of matches found from your search exceeds the
> specified limit.
> Hard limit
>     This limit tells nxqddb to abort the search operation if ...
> ---SNIP---
> source ~ http://www.hsdi.com/qddb/usersguide/node37.html
> 
> Or got it all wrong(wouldn't be the first time :]).
> 
> Take this reply easy as it sounds kind of furious to me.
> 
> Zdenek
> 
> -- 
> Zdenek Styblik
> Net/Linux admin
> OS TurnovFree.net
> email: stybla turnovfree net
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