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SubjectRe: 2.2.17 & VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed / eepro100


On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Geoff Winkless wrote:

> "Alan Cox" <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> writes:
> [about what I wrote]
> > > > VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for httpd...
> > > > VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for httpd...
> >
> > These if they are odd ones and the box continues are fine, if you get
> masses
> > of them then probably not
>
> What's it actually doing when this happens? Would it help to allocate more
> VM?

This means try_to_free_pages() function (obviously this function tries to
free pages :)) failed to free any page.

The process will probably free pages (or found free pages around) on the
next run(s) of try_to_free_pages.

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