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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.
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    > 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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