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SubjectRe: 2.6.20-rc5: cp 18gb 18gb.2 = OOM killer, reproducible just like 2.16.19.2
Hi!

> > Is it highmem-related? Can you try it with mem=256M?
>
> Bad idea, the kernel crashes & burns when I use mem=256, I had to boot
> 2.6.20-rc5-6 single to get back into my machine, very nasty. Remember I
> use an onboard graphics controller that has 128MB of RAM allocated to it
> and I believe the ICH8 chipset also uses some memory, in any event mem=256
> causes the machine to lockup before it can even get to the boot/init
> processes, the two leds on the keyboard were blinking, caps lock and
> scroll lock and I saw no console at all!

Okay, so try mem=700M or disable CONFIG_HIGHMEM or something.
Pavel
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