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SubjectRe: -j zImage
On Wed, 14 Oct 1998, Koblinger Egmont wrote:

>With 2.1.125, it always crashed after about 2 or 3 minutes. Crashing means
>here: the only thing I could do is switch between virtual consoles and press
>alt+sysrq+key. Alt+sysrq+s and u writes "syncing" and "remounting" to the

Apply my OOM fix. Right now the MM subsystem is screwed up since kswapd
start running all the time when Linux gies near OOM.

ftp://e-mind.com/pub/linux/kernel-patches/oom-11...

oom-11 is the latest update so far (patches before are buggy btw).

Apply it to 2.1.125 and your machine will be rock stable.

>I have an intel-486 machine with 32M ram and 52412K swap, but I also tried
>compiling the kernel with the swap turned off, and it still worked under
>2.0.36 but caused 2.1.125 to crash.

Try with my patch applyed and you will see. In the stock kernel when there
is no swap the kswapd-deadlock is still more effective since kswapd never
schedule() due wait_for_io() and so it really load every available CPU
cycle.

Andrea Arcangeli


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