Re: Out of memory for ... - suggestion

Bernhard Kaindl (
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 13:02:52 +0200 (MET DST)

On Fri, 26 Jul 1996, David Fries wrote:
> > (Of course it would still be nice if we can handle "out of VM"
> > situations more gracefully than we do it now, but this has been
> > discussed many times already...)
> I would agree that running out of memory needs to be handeled better.

Is it possible to add a config option for disabling virtual memory over-
commitment and therefore disabling the need to kill random processes?

Thanks! I would like to have one, so I can trust my system again...

Best Regards,

Bernhard Kaindl

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