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SubjectRe: OOM killer
have look at the following posting some time ago:
http://uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0003.2/0303.html

greetings Thomas,

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On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, Jesper Juhl wrote:

> Alan Cox wrote:
>
> >>> shed:~# echo 0 >/proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory
> >>> shed:~# cat /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory
> >>> 0
> >>
> >> ahh, I see. Well, you live and learn ;)
> >>
> >> I think I've got to do my research better before writing mails to lkml.
> >
> >
> > In part.
> >
> > The option you want is '2' which isnt implemented 8)
> >
> > 0 - I don't care
> > 1 - Use heuristics to guesstimate avoiding overcommit
>
>
> Thank you for that info :)
>
> I wrote a small test program that allocated memory in increasingly
> larger chunks, and I saw no major difference with a setting of "0" or
> "1", it seemed both settings allowed my program to allocate exactely the
> same amount of mem before ENOMEM was returned (I can send the test
> program on request).
>
> I'll be looking forward to a setting of "2" becomming available :)
>
>
> Best regards
> Jesper Juhl
>
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