Re: [patch] make sysctl_overcommit_memory enumeration sensible
From: Coywolf Qi Hunt
Date: Wed Feb 15 2006 - 04:30:36 EST
On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 01:05:59AM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Coywolf Qi Hunt <qiyong@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I see system admins often confused when they sysctl vm.overcommit_memory.
> > This patch makes overcommit_memory enumeration sensible.
> > 0 - no overcommit
> > 1 - always overcommit
> > 2 - heuristic overcommit (default)
> > I don't feel this would break any userspace scripts.
> eh? If any such scripts exist, they'll break.
That's a corner case. Let'em break and fix. Otherwise, users will
be confused. Even they get it right, after some weeks they'll have
to re-read the doc. A logical user interface is important to human.
Coywolf Qi Hunt
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