For Linux systems, the vm.overcommit_memory property sets the kernel policy for memory allocations. The default value of 0 indicates that the kernel determines the amount of free memory to grant a malloc call from an application. If the property is set to a value other than zero, the operating system might grab too much memory, reducing the amount of available memory for the setup or start-server tools.

  • Omit the vm.overcommit_memory property in the /etc/sysctl.conf file to ensure that enough memory is available for these tools.