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    SubjectRe: 2.4.16 memory badness (reproducible)
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    No change - identical behavior.

    Leigh Orf

    Andrew Morton wrote:

    | Leigh Orf wrote:
    | >
    | > Ken Brownfield wrote:
    | >
    | > | This parallels what I'm seeing -- perhaps inode/dentry cache
    | > | bloat is causing the memory issue (which mimics if not _is_
    | > | a memory leak) _and_ my kswapd thrashing? It fits both the
    | > | situation you report and what I'm seeing with I/O across a
    | > | large number of files (inodes) -- updatedb, smb, NFS, etc.
    | > |
    | > | I think Andrea was on to this issue, so I'm hoping his work
    | > | will help. Have you tried an -aa kernel or an aa patch onto
    | > | a 2.4.17-pre4 to see how the kernel's behavior changes?
    | > |
    | > | --
    | > | Ken.
    | > | brownfld@irridia.com
    | >
    | > I get the exact same behavior with 2.4.17-pre4-aa1 - many applications
    | > abort with ENOMEM after updatedb (filling the buffer and cache). Is
    | > there another kernel/patch I should try?
    | >
    |
    | Just for interest's sake:
    |
    | --- linux-2.4.17-pre6/mm/memory.c Fri Dec 7 15:39:52 2001
    | +++ linux-akpm/mm/memory.c Sat Dec 8 11:13:30 2001
    | @@ -1184,6 +1184,7 @@ static int do_anonymous_page(struct mm_s
    | flush_page_to_ram(page);
    | entry = pte_mkwrite(pte_mkdirty(mk_pte(page, vma->vm_page_prot)));
    | lru_cache_add(page);
    | + activate_page(page);
    | }
    |
    | set_pte(page_table, entry);

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