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    SubjectRe: OOM-Killer in 2.4.11pre4

    On Sat, 6 Oct 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

    > On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 08:53:30AM +0200, Christian Bornträger wrote:
    > > I reported __alloc_pages: 0-order allocation failed errors in 2.4.10 with a
    > > memory eating program.
    > >
    > > These errors are gone with 2.4.11pre4. The OOM-Killer works __correct__. it
    > > seems that Marcelos Patch works correct for me.
    > to test the oom killer you should try to run out of memory sometime.
    > It's not the oom killer that cured the oom faliures, it is the deadlock
    > prone infinite loop in the allocator that did.
    > Now I identified various issues that can explain the oom faliures on the
    > highmem boxes (I don't have any highmem box so it wasn't possible to
    > trigger them here, the higher memory ia32 machine that I own is my
    > UP desktop with 512mbyte of ram), and I will be able to verify my fixes
    > as soon as I can get a login on a 4/8G box. I created this project for
    > this purpose:
    > After I get the login and after verifying my fixes I'll release a new
    > -aa that will be meant primarly to fix the allocation faliures.


    I already have access to a 16GB box on OSDLabs exactly to test highmem
    related issues -- there is no need to create another similar project IMO.

    I can give you access to the machine if you want.

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