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SubjectRe: Memory mystery..
On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 12:27:28PM +0200, Jos van de Ven wrote:

> I checked it (now). It is indeed not being run successfully. But even
> without swap the problem occurs even if there IS enough memory available.
> So there is a problem with my swap. True. But even with that problem I
> don't think the kernel should report 'Memory exhausted' if it is not the case.
> So it could be that the kernel reports this error only if something is wrong
> with the swap (no swap or non-functional swap)?

The problem you observe is well known in Linux 2.1 and it's a showstopper
for diskless systems which don't have a possibility to swap at all.


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