Re: 2.4 kernel series and the oom_killer and /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory

From: Daniel Phillips (
Date: Fri Aug 23 2002 - 21:07:43 EST

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?

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