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SubjectRe: 2.4 kernel series and the oom_killer and /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory
On Sat, 24 Aug 2002, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> On Thursday 22 August 2002 19:32, Alan Cox wrote:
> > 3 is a totally paranoid [overcommit policy] that will require everything in
> > ram can be dumped to swap or paged back from backing store
> How do you handle the situation where you have a lot of shared memory in a
> half-paged-out state, so that each shared page consumes both ram and swap?

That will work fine with 'totally paranoid' mode. There is always
enough swap space to hold _all_ pages, so everything will just
continue to work.


Bravely reimplemented by the knights who say "NIH".

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