On Thu, 15 Apr 1999, Don Lewis wrote:

> SunOS 4 doesn't do memory overcommit. 

I get the impression from Vahalia's _UNIX Internals_ that this is true
of SunOS 5 as well.

> This could be shaved down a bit if SunOS didn't require
> (swap > total VM) instead of (swap + RAM > total VM).

Again, from my readings it seems that Solaris has the latter policy.
Does anyone know if this is true?  This would seem to put paid to the
idea that overcommit is the only way to go.


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