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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5-rmap: VM strict overcommit
On Mon, 2002-07-29 at 23:20, Pavel Machek wrote:
> But it could happen that kernel would attempt to allocate 101% of RAM
> for page tables, right? At that even "paranoid overcommit" might be
> OOM, right?

Paranoid mode guarantees that the process wont get killed for OOM. It
doesn't guarantee that the machine itself won't die. For obvious reasons
thats a rather more complex guarantee, but one I'd like to see possible
in future

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