Running with vm.overcommit_memory=2

Ralf Ertzinger fedora-devel at
Fri Feb 18 15:25:09 UTC 2005


Rik van Riel <riel at> wrote:

> You configured the kernel to not overcommit memory, so it won't.
> It makes sure that all the memory that was requested is available
> for programs to use, regardless of whether programs actually use it.

How much memory does it take to clone() a bash?

If we are what we eat, then I'm easy, fast and cheap.

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