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RE: Out of Memory - continued



I inherited a system that was experiencing OOM errors as well and when I looked at it there was no swap turned on.  It has been allocated, but never turned on.  Once I got the swap working my problems went away. 

Regards, Marshall

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>I have also just noticed that the following text comes up when 
>i do a free
>-m. Does this mean i have no dedicated swap space on the hard 
>disk with the
>OS on it. If this is the case can i add some dynamically with 
>out messing
>up the operating system, as i have 2 gig free on the OS disk currently?
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>             total       used       free     shared    buffers 
>    cached
>Mem:          2006         94       1912          0          7 
>        43
>-/+ buffers/cache:         43       1963
>Swap:            0          0          0
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>Any advice would be great.
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>Regards
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>For now I have put the settings back to Overcommit_memory=0 and
>Overcommit_ratio=50 which was the default settings. The setting i tried
>though was Overcomitt_memory=1 and Overcommit_ratio=50 ( with 
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>Hi Andrew,
>Could you specify what you Overcommit_memory and other 
>relevant settings
>are at the moment.
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>> I have had a play around with the Overcommit_memory settings and
>> Overcommit_ratio settings and i am still getting "Out of Memory -
>killed
>> process" errors. One thing i did notice was the errors are appearing
>on
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