On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 04:25:09PM +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
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.
How much memory does it take to clone() a bash?
$ ps -o size,vsz,rss,args
SZ VSZ RSS COMMAND
1428 6244 2212 -bash
About 1428MB, I guess. Not that it would be consumed, but that the
kernel must guarantee to be available.