Caution: my English is far from perfect. (Русский тоже не всегда хорош).

Monday, 3 September 2012

Linux memory over-commit.

Linux memory over-commit. Previously I've only read about it, but now I am bitten by it. When cl-test-grid agent (a CCL program) starts ECL and ECL starts gcc, linux on my VPS kills someone of them (usually CCL). Sometimes it just doesn't allow to fork new process. Why do CCL and other Lisps allocate so large heap at startup?