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    SubjectRe: 2.4.16 memory badness (reproducible)
    On Tue, 11 Dec 2001 19:07:41 +0000 (GMT)
    Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> wrote:

    > I believe this error comes, not from a (genuine or mistaken) shortage
    > of free memory,

    Me, too.

    > but from shortage or fragmentation of vmalloc's virtual
    > address space. Does patch below (to 2.4.17-pre4-aa1 since I think that's
    > what you tried last; easily adaptible to other trees) doubling vmalloc's
    > address space (on your 1GB machine or larger) make any difference?
    > Perhaps there's a vmalloc leak and this will only delay the error.

    At least I think this direction to search the bug looks a lot more promising than a general mem shortage problem. After reviewing modify_ldt this looked like the only useable idea to Leighs problem.

    Regards,
    Stephan


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