Running with vm.overcommit_memory=2

Hans Kristian Rosbach hk at
Thu Feb 17 13:37:56 UTC 2005

> 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.

Running completely without swap is know to be dangerous..


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