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SubjectRe: Looking for better 2.2-based VM (do_try_to_free_pages fails, machine hangs)


On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, Yann Dirson wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Using a 2.2.17 kernel I often experience problems where I get messages like
> "VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for <some process>", and the machine hangs
> until the VM can recover, which sometimes takes too long for me to wait. I
> suppose that the problem is similar sometimes when I get a frozen system
> under X, but can't see the kernel messages then.
>
> Yesterday I could reproduce this at will, with a "make -j50" on 2.2.17
> sources (as unpriviledged user). In less than half an our syslogd stopped
> to log anything (at 00:38), and this morning I could only see those messages
> trying to free pages for (or from ?) wwwoffled. Last load see by "top" on
> another VC was ~74.
>
> Have some work been done for 2.2.18 that could help me ? Are there some
> 2.2-based VM patches that could help (I found the VM-global patch from
> Andrea but have no info about what it is

VM-global It should fix your problem.

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