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SubjectRe: [PATCH] oom killer (Core)
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On Thu, 2004-12-02 at 08:55 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de> wrote:
> >
> > I believe the thing you're hiding with the callback, is some screwup in
> > the VM. It shouldn't fire oom 300 times in a row.
>
> Well no ;)

:)

> Thomas, could you please put together a description of how to reproduce
> this behaviour?
>

As I mentioned before. I'm using a PIII,500Mhz,128MB Machine. Kernel
compiled with PREEMPT=y.
I boot into runlevel 3 and start
# hackbench 40
from the shell.

Just adjust the number so hackbench eats up all the memory.

I have some more test cases with real applications, but they are not so
easy to reproduce. Hackbench resembles the forking server quite well.

tglx


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