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    SubjectRe: Overcommitable memory??
    On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, David Whysong wrote:

    > memory! Even if we all build non-modular kernels, the kernel does some
    > dynamic memory allocation.
    >

    there's a freepages.kernel watermark to reserve memory for use by the
    kernel during OOM.

    > As for "trying again a little later", that leaves you with an unresponsive
    > and unusable system in many cases.
    >
    > And please explain why my simulation -- that may have started many weeks
    > (or months) ago -- should "just exit" because some random 5-minute old
    > Mathematica process went and allocated half a gigabyte of memory?
    >

    There's no easy answer to the OOM problem is there?

    > Dave


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