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Blocking on allocation failure - WTF?

Blocking on allocation failure - WTF?

Posted Mar 10, 2011 21:50 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: Blocking on allocation failure - WTF? by dgm
Parent article: Delaying the OOM killer

My firewall is a swapless embedded system with 512Mb RAM. Do I want overcommit turned on? I thought for perhaps as long as a microsecond before deciding 'hell, yes'.


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