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    SubjectRe: Kernel doesn't free Cached Memory
    Al Boldi wrote:
    > Dick Johnson wrote: {
    >
    >>On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 08:27 -0300, Vinicius wrote:
    >>[...]
    >>
    >>> I have a server with 2 Pentium 4 HT processors and 32 GB of RAM,
    >>>this server runs lots of applications that consume lots of memory to.
    >>>When I stop this applications, the kernel doesn't free memory (the
    >>>memory still in use) and the server cache lots of memory (~27GB).
    >>>When I start this applications, the kernel sends "Out of Memory"
    >>>messages and kill some random applications.
    >
    >
    > ...you might even need to turn memory over-commit off:
    > echo "0" > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory
    > }
    >
    > That's in 2.4. In 2.6 it's:
    > echo "2" > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory

    RHEL3 *is* a 2.4 kernel.
    >
    > But the kernel doesn't honor no-overcommit in either version, i.e. it still
    > overcommits/pages-out loaded/running procs, thus invoking OOM!
    >
    > Is there a way to make the kernel strictly honor the no-overcommit request?
    >

    Don't have swap?

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