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SubjectRe: Overcommit_memory logic fails when swap is off
Hello there,

After 2½ year I stumbled over this thread:

> On Wed, 2002-08-21 at 13:23, Alan Cox wrote:
>> 2.5 propses including the ability to set the %age between the 0% of
>> mode 3, the 50 of mode 2 and upwards to things relevant in some
>> embedded system cases. So for 2.6 you will be able to tune it in
>> different ways according to precise understanding of workload.
> Alan, hch or someone asked if it would be possible to merge the 2.5
> behavior into 2.4-ac ... are you interested or do you not want to
> break compatibility?

> Note for "mode 2" the behavior is identical. For "mode 3" they would
> also need to set vm_memory_ratio to "0".

> If you are willing, I'll send you a diff...
> Robert Love
As I can see, the patch never made it in 2.4.x, right?!
So, I would like a diff - if still possible :-)

I know it's been a while, but I'm stuck with a 2.4 kernel for my
embedded device and have problems with the OOM...

Best regards,
Martin Egholm

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