LowWaterMark - What does it really mean?

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  1. dog

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    Hi All, and of course LWM ;)

    So what's the real meaning of LowWaterMark? (I'm pretty sure it doesn't have anything to do with water {ie. that part of the shore to which the waters recede when the tide is the lowest / a line marking the lowest level reached; or an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything.} )

    It's some sort of Computer term, right?


    Could anyone enlighten me? ~curious as usual~ :p

    TIA, ;)

    Steve
     
  2. snapdragin

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    I asked him that once, and Pixel told me. Though it was difficult to get the full meaning from all those *Bark!* *bark..bark..wooof's* *puppy* ..... and he wanted more puppy biscuts (which I ran out of) so he never really finished the story! :ninja:
     
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    The level of the sea at low tide (when the tide is out).
     
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    He might have gotten a boat stuck in the mud at the LowWaterMark and the name stuck :D ;) ==== Well it could have happened :D
     
  5. beetlejuice

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    I heard it was a signal he had with his bartender. He'd draw a line with a marker really low on the glass. When his drink got down to the line, the bartender would have to fill it up again. This would usually go on for days at a time. At least that's what I heard. ;)
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: days at a time huh :D
     
  7. ~*Nat*~

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    I always imagined it to be the rain-gauge you put outside to measure

    how much rain has fallen.
    Depending on how little or much = low or high watermark.
     
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  8. Peaches4U

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    Watermarks
    hwm and lwm denote High WaterMark and LowWaterMark. Those are limits which represent our tolerance towards certain activity. Hwm is used when rate increases and lwm is used when rate decreases. Why do we need two watermarks and not one? Because sometimes rate oscillates around some level and one watermark means too many output (noise). Two watermarks gives us a way to eliminate oscillation effect. Lwm must be less or equal than hwm.

    Here's another version of the meaning:
    Meaning of LOW-WATER MARK
    WordNet Dictionary

    Definition: [n] a line marking the lowest level reached
    [n] an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything


    o_O o_O :D Peaches Downunder
     
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  9. Detox

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    LWM is mean he is love Detox with all his heart but then hey who doesn't o_O
     
  10. dog

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    :D :D :D :D :D :D Thanks All :D :D :D :D :D :D

    So, LWM, Would you care to share? ~please~
     
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    Don't count on it ... the tide just went out & water is low!! :D :D :D :D
     
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    The segment consists of a densely packed region of allocated chunks, followed by a region of both allocated and free chunks. During compaction, chunks in the densely packed region never move, because there is no space beneath them to eliminate. Therefore, the compacter expends effort only on chunks above the first free chunk, whose location is referred to as lowWaterMark.
     
  14. iceni60

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    i always thought it was to do with flow control. as in -
    water mark. A limit value used in flow control. Each queue has a high-water mark and a low-water mark. The high-water mark value indicates the upper limit related to the number of bytes contained on the queue. When the characters in a queue reach the high-water mark, STREAMS causes another queue that attempts to send a message to this queue to become blocked. When the characters in this queue are reduced to the low water mark :D value, the other queue is unblocked by STREAMS.
     
  15. Jimbob1989

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    Is lowwatermark not a term used in audio as well.

    Jimbob
     
  16. wildman

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    :doubt: Isn't he from Holland or that region? If this indeed be the case, he has to be concerned, and always looking for leaks at the Low-Water-Mark. He could have used the moniker SAND-BAG.

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  17. big ed

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    Finally an answer that makes some sense. I'll go w/this one.

    Play on, big ed
     
  18. Detox

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    Except he's an American :p
     
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    He is? o_O

    I thought he was Extraterrestrial. :eek:



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    Well, you see... since I've been a long time computer guy, the person whose answer is obviously the correct one is beetlejuice :D :D ~hick, where's my drink~

    :D

    Actually, there are a few close / accurate answers... It was from disk space utilization termonology - actual used; lowest and highest allocations; and so on. (See the now old and less-used DEC operating system, VMS, technical guides for more on these terms. :p )

    Pixel, get me another drink!

    :ninja: *puppy*
     
  21. beetlejuice

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    YAAAA!!!!!!!! I won. Hot dog. Where's my prize? I hope it's a new car. A Ferarri. Red, with cloth seats, stereo, the works. :D
    How about 1 for BeetleBoss too? :D
     
  22. snowbound

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    It is indeed. What's your address for delivery? ;) :D :D



    snowbound
     
  23. nadirah

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    Is LWM a extraterrestrial!? :eek:
    LWM is most probably his nickname. :D
     
  24. big ed

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    As you are now getting hammered by the mother of all blizzards and it's gonna have to melt sometime, you may wish for Wildman's moniker of "Sandbag".

    Play on, big ed
     
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    :eek: Big Ed: In this case I think the monikers "Snow Plow" or "Popsicle" would be appropriate.

    Thanks
    wildman
    :D ;) :p
     
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