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SubjectRe: Protecting processes from the OOM killer
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On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 14:19, Ville Herva wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 01:40:19PM +0000, you [Alan Cox] wrote:
> >
> > How about by not allowing your system to excessively overcommit.
> > Everything else is armwaving "works half the time" stuff.
>
> Which invites the question: the strict overcommit stuff from -ac (the 'echo
> {2,3} > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory' stuff) hasn't found it's way to
> mainline yet, has it? I wonder if it would be compatible with up-to-date
> -aa vm...

Marcelo didn't want it for base. Its in 2.5 and in -ac. There is no
longer any rmap requirement on the code so it should "just work" with
the -aa changes too

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