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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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