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SubjectRe: 2.3.17 doesn't like swap?
On Thu, Sep 09, 1999 at 12:51:39AM -0700, david parsons wrote:
> A lightly-tweaked 2.3.17 (devfs+mastodon build patch+silent a.out patch
> +old-style patch+my latest tweaks to the memory detection code) of mine
> doesn't seem to like to go to swap when pushed:

I've heard from several people that recent 2.3 kernels have unbalanced
memory management leading to the symptoms you described. So I don't
think you broke it. Did you try that binfmt_aout cleanup I sent you
for testing? Would you like it done against 2.3.17?

Matthew Wilcox <>
"Windows and MacOS are products, contrived by engineers in the service of
specific companies. Unix, by contrast, is not so much a product as it is a
painstakingly compiled oral history of the hacker subculture." - N Stephenson

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