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SubjectRe: Looking for better 2.2-based VM (do_try_to_free_pages fails, machine hangs)
In article <>,
Yann Dirson <> wrote:
>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.

I'm seeing the same on some machines. Running several instances of
bonnie on a dual SMP Intel with a DAC 1164 raid controller would
kill the machine in a few hours. However it has been running several
bonnies now without a hitch for 2 days, on 2.2.18pre18

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