Re: Overcommit_memory logic fails when swap is off

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Aug 21 2002 - 13:53:46 EST

On Wed, 2002-08-21 at 19:04, Robert Love wrote:
> 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
> compatibility?
> Note for "mode 2" the behavior is identical. For "mode 3" they would
> also need to set vm_memory_ratio to "0".

Obvious thing to do would be to add the 2.5 feature once its in a Linus
released 2.5 and clearly stable, and make mode 2 mode 3 overwrite that
value when you set them the old way.

I'm happy for that

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