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SubjectRe: Overcommitable memory??
Den 20-Mar-00 13:53:25 skrev David Whysong følgende om "Re: Overcommitable memory??":

> Yes I realize the kernel reserves some pages for growth, but I am aware of
> no guarantee that it won't need more than that reserve.

There aren't any. No resource is infinite, so any resource allocation
can fail at any time, whether you're operating in kernel space or in user
space. If your favourite pice of code doesn't handle unavailability of
resources in a satisfactory way, you can try to fix it yourself, get
someone else (such as the maintainer) to fix it or just try to live with

As for the comparison with banks: Completely irrelevant. Banks aren't
expected to conform to ISO C and POSIX standards. Linux is.


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