Page created: 6 Nov 2019 |
Page updated: 25 Mar 2020
Administrators should be aware that an improperly configured value for the
vm.overcommit_memory property in the /etc/sysctl.conf file
can cause the setup or start-server tool to fail.
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, it could lead the operating system to grab too much memory, depriving
memory for the setup or start-server tool.
We recommend omitting the property in the /etc/sysctl.conf file to ensure that enough memory is available for these tools.