sbrk(2), OOM-killer and malloc() overcommit
vadimnuclight at tpu.ru
Fri Jan 4 12:27:06 PST 2008
05.01.08 @ 01:28 Peter Jeremy wrote:
>> will make a bad reputation for FreeBSD as a server platform. But there
>> related "bug", in that of malloc overcommit, which can be demonstrated
>> this short program (if no resource limits are present, you'll see):
> This is a feature, not a bug.
>> http://people.freebsd.org/~kib/overcommit/index.html - but it has never
>> gone into src tree. So why we still have this problem, why not have at
>> least this patch?..
> Overcommit has been bikeshedded extensively in the past. I suggest you
> study the archives first.
So why we are losing users due to this "feature", as other OSes provide
tunables? Can I find somewhere summary of that discussions in archives?
WBR, Vadim Goncharov
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