Re: Overcommit_memory logic fails when swap is off

From: Robert Love (
Date: Wed Aug 21 2002 - 13:04:33 EST

On Wed, 2002-08-21 at 13:23, Alan Cox wrote:

> 2.5 propses including the ability to set the %age between the 0% of mode
> 3, the 50 of mode 2 and upwards to things relevant in some embedded
> system cases. So for 2.6 you will be able to tune it in different ways
> according to precise understanding of workload.

Alan, hch or someone asked if it would be possible to merge the 2.5
behavior into 2.4-ac ... are you interested or do you not want to break

Note for "mode 2" the behavior is identical. For "mode 3" they would
also need to set vm_memory_ratio to "0".

If you are willing, I'll send you a diff...

        Robert Love

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