ASU - out of memory?

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at
Thu Aug 21 16:20:56 CEST 2008

On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 17:50:26 +0200 Esben Stien <b0ef at> babbled:

> Tilman Baumann <tilman at> writes:
> > all the linux memory overcommit behaviour more or less depends on
> > the fact that it can allways save it's ass by using swap. (Instead
> > of helplessley crashing)
> Yes, or killing the application. Not having swap is nonsense;). If you
> are using swap something is wrong, right, but then you fix it. I find
> it strange that the debian install didn't make a little swap
> partition.

and luckily those smart fellas in kernel developer land.. made kernel
overcommit.. a tunable parameter! and... cunningly.. on the FR (and as wel on
my desktop) it's turned off! :) so... a moot point really. :)

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster at>

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