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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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