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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.15.2
On Mon, Jan 30, 2006 at 11:34:27PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:

> - A skbuff_head_cache leak causes oom-killings.
>
> All of these only seem to affect a small minority of machines.

Hi,

I have searched for a description for the above mentioned bug report,
but havent found any. Can you tell me?

The reason why I am asking that I am facing a similar problem on
kernel 2.6.10. During performance tests (Intel XEON, SMP, PCI-X,
e1000, 2 - 4 Gig RAM) the machine was out of memory.

Tests showed that LowFree went linearly down to a few megabytes, where
most of the memory was used in skb_head_cache and size-1024 slab
caches. These two summed up to ~270 MG, which was the reason for
that.

/proc/net/tcp showed that most of the memory was stuck in the RX
queues of some processes (two processes with ~1000 sockets each).

A look into /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_mem showed that that the values in
there were way to high. I hope that a reduction of these values will
help (not done yet).

/holger

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