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SubjectRe: 2.2.17 & VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed / eepro100
I get a similar message with my 2.2.16 kernel:

Oct 23 15:02:12 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
kswapd...
Oct 23 15:02:12 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
klogd...
Oct 23 15:02:13 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
nmbd...
Oct 23 15:02:13 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
httpd...
Oct 24 14:24:23 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for X...
Oct 24 14:24:23 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
httpd...
Oct 24 14:24:23 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
netscape-commun...
Oct 24 14:24:24 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
mixer_applet...
Oct 24 14:24:24 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
multiload_apple...
Oct 24 14:24:24 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xntpd...
Oct 24 15:55:43 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
vmware...
Oct 24 15:55:43 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
geyes_applet...
Oct 24 17:33:58 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
deskguide_apple...
Oct 24 17:33:58 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xscreensaver...
Oct 24 17:33:58 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xntpd...
Oct 24 17:33:58 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
mixer_applet...
Oct 24 17:33:58 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
gnomeicu...
Oct 24 17:33:59 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
httpd...
Oct 25 15:55:20 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xntpd...
Oct 27 12:37:24 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xmms...
Oct 27 12:37:24 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
gnomeicu...
Oct 27 12:37:24 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xntpd...
Oct 27 12:37:24 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xmms...
Oct 27 14:29:28 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for X...
Oct 27 14:29:30 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
mixer_applet...
Oct 27 14:29:30 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xntpd...
Oct 27 14:29:30 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
mini_commander_...
Oct 27 14:29:30 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xscreensaver...
Oct 27 14:29:30 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xmms...
Oct 27 14:29:30 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xmms...
Oct 27 14:29:30 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
httpd...
Oct 27 14:29:30 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xntpd...
Oct 27 14:29:30 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
gpm...
Oct 27 14:29:30 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
identd...
Oct 27 14:29:30 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
init...
Oct 27 14:29:32 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
mozilla-bin...
Oct 27 14:29:32 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xntpd...
Oct 27 17:29:56 cartman kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
xscreensaver...


... notice the "kswapd" and "klogd" at the top.

-M

Geoff Winkless wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> Searching through the archives I found this post on Tue, Sep 12, 2000 at
> 09:41:13PM +0200 from Octave Klaba
>
> > Hello,
> > On a high load server, kernel has some errors:
> >
> > VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for httpd...
> > VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for httpd...
> > eth0: Too much work at interrupt, status=0x4050.
> > eth0: Too much work at interrupt, status=0x4050.
> >
> > is there somewhere the new version of driver for eepro100
> > to make a test ?
>
> I'm wondering if anyone has found a solution for this: our mailserver is
> exhibiting the same error message (although no mention of the eth0
> interface, we do also use the eepro100):
>
> Oct 31 12:12:14 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
> sendmail
> ...
> Oct 31 12:12:14 mail-client last message repeated 2 times
> Oct 31 12:12:14 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
> in.pop3d
> ...
> Oct 31 12:12:14 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
> klogd...
>
> Oct 31 12:12:23 mail-client last message repeated 14 times
> Oct 31 12:12:23 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
> sendmail
> ...
> Oct 31 12:12:23 mail-client last message repeated 15 times
> Oct 31 12:12:23 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
> syslogd.
> ..
> Oct 31 12:12:23 mail-client last message repeated 11 times
> Oct 31 12:12:23 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
> in.pop3d
> ...
> Oct 31 12:12:23 mail-client last message repeated 15 times
> Oct 31 12:12:23 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
> sendmail
> ...
> Oct 31 12:12:24 mail-client last message repeated 30 times
> Oct 31 12:12:24 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
> kupdate.
> ..
> Oct 31 12:12:24 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
> sendmail
> ...
> Oct 31 12:12:25 mail-client last message repeated 42 times
> Oct 31 12:12:25 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
> kupdate.
> ..
> Oct 31 12:12:25 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
> sendmail
> ...
> Oct 31 12:12:26 mail-client last message repeated 60 times
> Oct 31 12:12:26 mail-client kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
> kupdate.
>
> ... etc etc
>
> To agree with Octave, this only appears to happen under load - over weekends
> (our quiet periods) the syslog is nearly empty. In extremis it has been
> necessary to reboot the machine by kicking the power button.
>
> Any thoughts appreciated.
>
> Running Redhat 6.2 (not my choice) on a single-processor PIII-650 with 128MB
> RAM and 256MB swap. Load average is usually around the 0.3 mark. Kernel
> (2.2.17) was compiled from source.
>
> I'm not subscribed to the list, but I guess this is the only way to find an
> answer - can you please copy me in on any replies. Thanks :0
>
> Geoff
>
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