Running with vm.overcommit_memory=2

Rahul Sundaram rahulsundaram at
Thu Feb 17 13:34:21 UTC 2005

--- Ralf Ertzinger <fedora-devel at>

> Hi.
> After having firefox killed by the OOM-killer due to
> a totem running wild
> (and watching the killer churn the disks for 5
> minutes to do so, what the heck
> is it doing?), I ventured to try a hard overcommit
> limit (which setting
> vm.overcommit_memory=2 does, to the best of my
> knowledge). The system in
> question has 640MB RAM, no swap.
> The result is that almost nothing works, even with
> plenty of memory free.
> It's even impossible to get a simple man page to
> display:

a bug report with other important information like the
exact ernel version number would be useful

Rahul Sundaram

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