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SubjectRe: Memory overcommitting (was Re:

On Fri, 21 Feb 1997, Torbjorn Lindgren wrote:

> False. Linux fork() has a standard fork(), *NOT* a vfork.
> All modern *NIX'es uses Copy-on-write fork()'s, but that a very different
> animal from a vfork()... Not that many *NIX'es have real vfork()'s...
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You know, linux could have a real vfork, I _think_ it would just be a
case of giving the correct options to a clone() syscall.

It might be useful when implementing a more facist mode wtr overcommits.

> One thing that is missing in Linux is the possibility to *disable* the
> overcommitment, which is very usefull for some applications...

Rob. (Robert de Bath <>)

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