Rik van Riel <riel(a)redhat.com> wrote:
You configured the kernel to not overcommit memory, so it won't.
It makes sure that all the memory that was requested is available
for programs to use, regardless of whether programs actually use it.
Is the amount of memory that 'free' reports as 'free' (or /proc/meminfo
states as 'MemFree:') the amount of unrequested memory, or does it include
requested but not actually used memory?
If the latter, where can one see the amount of unrequested memory?
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