Re: Some questions about linux kernel.

From: david parsons (
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 03:50:43 EST

In article <>,
James Sutherland <> wrote:
>On Fri, 17 Mar 2000, Rik van Riel wrote:

>> Erhmm, sorry that I have to say this Paul, but this
>> sounds like non-overcommit is about shifting the blame
>> and not about fixing the problem...

>In fact, it makes the problem worse.

    If the problem is an intruder on your system who is attempting a
    deliberate denial of service attack, maybe. If the problem is a
    program allocating more memory than there is in the system and
    making a different program die because of the overcommit,
    non-overcommit is the best solution to this feature.

    david parsons \bi/ though the rationales for overcommit are interesting.

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