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SubjectRe: Kernel 2.6.29 runs out of memory and hangs.
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On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Zeno Davatz <zdavatz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Greg Stark <gsstark@mit.edu> wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 8:55 PM, David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> wrote:
>>> There is work being done on a per-cgroup lowmem notifier which would allow
>>> userspace to poll() on a device file and be notified of low memory
>>> situations so that it can react on its own (like killing a low priority
>>> task, expanding a cpuset, increasing a memcontroller limit, etc.)
>>
>> Surely anything that important ought to be running with overcommit
>> disabled anyways.
>
> Where do I enable or disable overcommit?

Ok, I found this one as well:

Documentation/vm/overcommit-accounting

and

http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2006/11/30/linux-out-of-memory.html?page=2

is a useful article for the beginner.

Best
Zeno


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