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Old 09-18-2009
You are right, overcommiting can be disabled with recent enough Linux kernels.

Note that if you do it, you won't be able to efficiently use all of the available RAM in your live-cd Linux configuration.
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Old 09-18-2009
If you have swap and no separate dump partition it is prudent to configure swap to at least equal memory size. A modern unix will page segments of code without requiring space for the entire program. Thus historic recommendations for say "2.5 * memory" do not apply to modern unix.
 

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