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Blocking on allocation failure - WTF?

Blocking on allocation failure - WTF?

Posted Mar 11, 2011 7:19 UTC (Fri) by Darkmere (subscriber, #53695)
In reply to: Blocking on allocation failure - WTF? by dgm
Parent article: Delaying the OOM killer

Blame chrome there. They allocate a fair chunk of RAM to start with for their javascript memorypool. ( That wants to be continuous, iirc)

Basically, Chrome is designed around Overcommit. As are a few other apps.


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