[cgl_discussion] Re: why strict_memory_overcommit patch?
rddunlap at osdl.org
Fri Sep 27 12:08:54 PDT 2002
On 27 Sep 2002, Robert Love wrote:
| On Fri, 2002-09-27 at 14:54, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
| > Why do we have the strict VM overcommit patch in the CGL kernel?
| > What requirement is it for?
| > Or does some other requirement depend on it?
| Back in the TLT days, someone at Intel filed a bug relating to OOM and
| someone else at Intel filed a reply saying "rml has a strict overcommit
| patch that should fix this" - so I merged it.
| I would think its just a general robustness / stability sort of thing.
| The non-deterministic behavior of the OOM killer surely is not ideal for
| a telecom server.
It probably does make sense, but I don't want to see some (other)
patch wxyz thrown in like this is a playground.
(not saying that's what happened here)
Seems to me like it should at least have a bug # tied to it.
| But, no, I do not think it was a specific line item and nothing depends
| on it.
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