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    SubjectRe: Out Of Memory in v. 2.1

    On Wed, 7 Oct 1998, Tom Vier wrote:

    > i think that's a little extreme. over-committing is much more
    > efficient. i, personaly, wouldn't be against a CONFIG option, or maybe
    > /proc/sys/vm/something_or_other to toggle the vm style.

    Please somebody educate me and tell what is the intended meaning of
    /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory in 2.1.x? Looking at the code it looks like
    it controls whether the kernel is allowed to overcommit mmeory or not.

    ... but I have been wrong before ...

    Taneli <>

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