Den 14-Mar-00 01:12:45 skrev Khimenko Victor fĝlgende om "Re: Overcommitable memory??":
> In <3050.107T650T8914010rask@kampsax.k-net.dk> Rask Ingemann Lambertsen
> (email@example.com) wrote:
>> Without overcommit that just can not happen. There will be either a free
>> page of memory or a free page of swap into which you can swap something
>> else out.
> No. There WILL NOT be anything available in worst-case scenario.
Yes there will. Once a program has allocated its memory, it is always
available as long as you don't overcommit memory.
Perhaps we are simply thinking of two different worst-case scenarios? The
one I'm thinking of is the case where applications use all the memory they
have allocated. A kernel which doesn't overcommit memory needs to do nothing
to handle that situation.
> Unless by
> not overcommiting you mean "keep 3GiB of virtual memory for each task"
You know I don't.
> What do you prefer ?
I've answered that more than ten times now: No overcommitment of memory.
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