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 LinuxVMOvercommit

Interesting note about Linux memory management.

"The kernel's commit limit is your swap space plus some percentage of real memory. You set the percentage with the vm.overcommit_ratio sysctl, which lets you deal with both complications of a simple commit limit of swap space plus real memory. (The percentage can be more than 100, for a situation where you have lots of programs that don't use much of their allocated space.)"
Chris's Wiki :: blog/linux/LinuxVMOvercommit

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Nov 20, 2007 )

  


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