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    SubjectRe: What's the NFS OOM problem?
    On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 10:33:32AM +1000, Neil Brown wrote:
    > On Thursday August 10, wrote:
    > >
    > > > Can someone help me and give me a brief description on OOM issue?
    > >
    > > I don't know about any OOM issue related to NFS. At most it might happen
    > > on the client (eg: stating firefox from an NFS root) which might not have
    > > enough memory for new network buffers, but I don't even know if it's
    > > possible at all.
    > We've had reports of OOM problems with NFS at SuSE.
    > The common factors seem to be lots of memory (6G+) and very large
    > files.

    Just out of curiosity, does it happen on 32bit or 64bit machines (or both) ?

    > Tuning down /proc/sys/vm/dirty_*ratio seems to avoid the problem,
    > but I'm not very close to understanding what the real problem is.

    The most important is to be aware of it ;-)

    > NeilBrown

    Thanks for the info,

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