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SubjectRe: [PATCH] strict VM overcommit for stock 2.4
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On Thu, 2002-07-18 at 11:56, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> What should have happened is each of the tasks need only about
> 4k until they actually access something. Since they can't possibly
> access everything at once, we need to fault in pages as needed,
> not all at once. This is what 'overcomit' is, and it is necessary.

Then do not enable strict overcommit, Dick.

> If you have 'fixed' something so that no RAM ever has to be paged
> you have a badly broken system.

That is not the intention of Alan or I's work at all.

Robert Love


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