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Re: slow hard drives crushing interactivity



On Tue, 2005-01-25 at 18:01 -0500, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 04:37:46PM -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > > Maybe its telling you something about evolution
> > 
> > Evolution does alloc a lot of memory (especially with as much mail as I
> > have!) but it's well under 200M on a 512M system with swap, so ... ;-)
> 
> Memory or address space. The overcommit is basically ensuring you don't
> exceed Swap + 50%RAM of virtual address space allocated.
> 

How much larger can the address space be than memory numbers from top?

If it can be a lot larger in unpredictable ways that would keep us from
turning on this setting by default.

Havoc



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