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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.19-pre3-ac1
On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 11:44:27AM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > - 2.4.19-pre-ac: kswapd try to swap out and access disk continuously. Whole
> > system is slow down and un-interactivable.
>
> echo "2" >/proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory

Why are you using the value "2"?
It makes me think that it activates some special magic,
but all I can find in mmap.c is:

/* Sometimes we want to use more memory than we have. */
if (sysctl_overcommit_memory)
return 1;

Regards,
Toon.
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