> It seems to me that pgfincore has the smarts we need to know about that,
> and that Cédric has code and refenrences for making it work on all
> platforms we care about (linux, bsd, windows for starters).
Well, fincore is Linux-only, and for that matter only more recent
versions of linux. It would be great if we could just detect the RAM,
but then we *still* have to ask the user if this is a dedicated box or not.
> Then we could have a pretty decent snapshot of the information, and
> maybe a background worker of some sort would be able to refresh the
> information while the server is running.
I don't see a background worker as necessary or even desirable; people
don't frequently add RAM to their systems. A manually callable command
would be completely adequate.
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