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Re: slow hard drives crushing interactivity



On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 09:02:00PM +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> I know it'd be suicide to try and correct you on linux kernel issues,
> but reading the kernel documentation in Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
> I had guessed that "0" means "no overcommit".

0	-	heuristic no overcommit  (guess)
1	-	overcommit arbitarily (some scientific workloads)
2	-	no overcommit

The 0/1/2 is because modes 0/1 existed long before we added strict no
overcommit to the RHEL3 product and 2.6 upstream


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