Subject: Re: Swap overcommit (was Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2))
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew Dillon <email@example.com>
Date: 07/15/1999 20:08:15
:> In that scenario, the 512MB of swap I assigned to this machine would be
:> dangerously low.
:With 13GB disks available for a couple of hundred bucks, my machines aren't
:going to run out of swap space any time soon, even if I commit to disk.
:All I want for Christmas is a knob to disable overcommit.
If your machines aren't going to run out of swap, then the overcommit
isn't going to hurt you in a million years.