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    SubjectRe: out of memory = stuck on TLB IPI wait
    On Mon, 5 Apr 1999, Horst von Brand wrote:

    >For what it might be worth, here (i586 UP, egcs-1.1.2, binutils-
    >for 2.2.5) I just compiled lynx a few times until I'd got the configuration
    >right (the compilation of one particular file is an enormous memory hog, it
    >went some 45Mb into swap over 32Mb RAM) while playing spider(1) under X.
    >The system was quite responsive. No troubles at all.

    The problem seems to be thread related and probably also SMP related. I can
    run out of memory with 4 Electric Eyes and nothing happens. But if I try
    running out of memory with 4 multi-threaded GIMPs, the system dies quickly.
    It started at 2.2.0-pre7.

    -George Greer

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