Why Steam fails

Andreas Mohr andi at rhlx01.fht-esslingen.de
Mon Dec 5 08:50:20 CST 2005


On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 09:07:45AM -0500, Kuba Ober wrote:
> On Saturday 03 December 2005 15:02, Ivan Gyurdiev wrote:
> > I think I'm the only one with that problem... and I can't figure out
> > what's wrong :(
> How's your swapfile size? Maybe your system doesn't do overcommits, thus there 
> must be enough physical ram + swapfile for all virtual allocations. That'd be 
> the only thing that I could think of, although whether overcommits can be 
> disabled and so on I don't know. So I might be just rambling insanely ;-)

overcommitting is default and I knew that there was a way top turn it off,
so a find /proc -name "*commit*" found:


Oh wait, it seems it's not default:

$ cat /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory

Andreas Mohr

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