memrlimit controller merge to mainline

Paul Menage menage at google.com
Fri Jul 25 07:11:52 PDT 2008


On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 8:30 AM, Balbir Singh <balbir at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> There are applications that can/need to handle overcommit, just that we are not
> aware of them fully. Immediately after our meeting, I was pointed to
> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/Carrier_Grade_Linux/Requirements_Alpha1#AVL.4.1_VM_Strict_Over-Commit

Thanks, that'll be interesting to take a look at.

>
>> So I think we'd be complicating some of the vm paths in mainline with
>> a feature that isn't likely to get a lot of real use.
>>
>
> I did disagree in the meeting

Yes, but (my impression of) the overall feeling in the meeting was
that it wasn't yet the right time to push it to mainline.

> and there is also the use case of the feature
> forming the infrastructure for other rlimit controllers.

Agreed, but that's something for the future.

Paul


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