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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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