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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