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SubjectRe: [PATCH] strict VM overcommit for stock 2.4
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> Same issue with HA etc... its not preventing OOM so much as being
> prepared for it, by pushing the failures into the allocation routines
> and out from the page access.
>
> Certainly Alan and RedHat found a need for it, too. It should be pretty
> clear why this is an issue...

The code was written initially because we had large customers with a
direct requirement for the facility. It is also very relevant to
embedded systems where you want controlled failure.

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