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    SubjectRe: 2.2.17 & VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed / eepro100
    > Oct 31 12:12:25 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
    > sendmail
    > ...
    > Oct 31 12:12:26 mail-client last message repeated 60 times
    > Oct 31 12:12:26 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
    > kupdate.
    > To agree with Octave, this only appears to happen under load - over weekends
    > (our quiet periods) the syslog is nearly empty. In extremis it has been
    > necessary to reboot the machine by kicking the power button.

    on our servers it arrived only when the swap is used. for exemple:
    there is too many requests on the web server, machine begins to swap,
    after 3-4 minutes we have the first VM errors. it is too late.
    the solutions: reboot server / unplug cable / cut port 80 on the router
    and wait ... after 3-4 minutes server rebegins to work finely. If you do
    not touch the swap you have never this problem. another solution is to
    put lot of ram ;)

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