Review request for 5049299

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Fri May 29 08:59:22 UTC 2009

* Andrew Haley:

>> The latter leads to problems if the maximum heap size is relatively large.
>> Currently, -Xmx is reserved, and some software fails to build on
>> vm.overcommit_memory systems due to this.
> I don't get it.  Why would overcommit cause some software to fail to
> build?  I can understand it failing if overcommit was turned off.

Sorry, I meant to write "vm.overcommit_memory=2".

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