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- Subject: Re: luac and loadstring hang
- From: Rob Kendrick <lua-l@...>
- Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 15:56:29 +0000
On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 13:47:32 -0200
Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Actually "optimistic memory allocation".
> "We learned that malloc should return NULL in case of out-of-memory.
> However, it is not the case in Linux. By default, Linux uses
> optimistic memory allocation strategy. Under this strategy,
> Linux assumes there always exists free memory..."
And any Firefox or OpenOffice users should be thankful, given how much
memory these travesties allocate and then never touch :)
You can turn off this over-commit by uttering the correct rune
into /proc somewhere, if memory serves.