Re: [ckrm-tech] [PATCH 4/7] UBC: syscalls (user interface)

From: Kirill Korotaev
Date: Tue Aug 22 2006 - 04:47:27 EST

Paul Jackson wrote:
this doesn't allow memory overcommitment, does it?

Uh - no - I don't think so. You can over commit
the memory of a task in a small cpuset just as well
as you can a task in a big cpuset or even one in the
top cpuset covering the entire system.

Perhaps I didn't understand your point.
My point was that when you have lots of containers
their summary memory limit can be much higher then available RAM.
This allows bursts of memory usage for containers, since
it is very unlikely for all of them to consume the memory
simulatenously. E.g. hosters usually oversell memory
say 2 times on the node.

So the question was whether it is possbile to overcommit memory
with NUMA emulation?


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