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    SubjectRe: 2.2/2.4/2.6 VMs: do malloc() ever return NULL?
    On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, Ihar 'Philips' Filipau wrote:

    > > # echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory
    > >
    > > Then try again.
    >
    > What do you know what is not said in docs?
    > What '2' means?

    Strict non-overcommit mode. You can allocate as much
    non-file-backed virtual memory as will fit in swap,
    plus /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_percentage worth of memory.

    > this is what 2.6-test10 says:

    OK, outdated docs.

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