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SubjectRe: the new VMt
Erik Andersen <> said:


> Another approach would be to let user space turn off overcommit.
> That way, user space can be assured there will be no surprises...

I'd call emacs consistently not being able to start an ls on a 16Mb machine
much worse than a surprise...

Hint: Think about how emacs would go about doing that...

Also, to ensure there is /no/ overcommit /anywhere/ amounts to a rigurous
audit of the whole kernel, and of each single patchlet that goes in. You
are certainly welcome to do the job...
Horst von Brand
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