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Re: Why does Linux crash?

Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote at 2011-04-22 15:35 -0500:
> I turn off over-commit on all of my systems.  I'd rather have malloc fail and 
> let the userland handle things (possibly by crashing!) than have the semi-
> predictable OOM killer set loose.

Yes, I turn off overcommit as well.  Before I started doing that, the 
oom-killer scared me several times with its reckless killing of random 
processes.  I hope it has improved some but it still seems like overcommit is 
a bad default.

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