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SubjectRe: Looking for better 2.2-based VM (do_try_to_free_pages fails, machine hangs)
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On Wed, Nov 01, 2000 at 02:59:01PM -0200, Rik van Riel wrote:

Andrea wrote:
> (btw, make sure you're using the -7 revision of the VM-global patch, as it
> includes the same MM corruption bugfix that is been included into 18pre18)

Damn, I was using -6. http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/patches/v2.2/2.2.18pre9/ does not have -7.
Neither does your e-mind repository hlinked from linux-mm.

I'm currently running -6 :(


On Wed, Nov 01, 2000 at 02:59:01PM -0200, Rik van Riel wrote:
> it appears there has been amazingly little research on this
> subject and it's completely unknown which approach will work
> "best" ... or even, what kind of behaviour is considered to
> be best by the users...

Sounds to me like a good point to favour a config-time selection of
OOM killers.


> On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > Fair enough as there isn't an oom killer in the kernel you're
> > running :). So it can kill unlucky tasks as well.
>
> There's a (slightly outdated?) patch available on my home
> page, though...

Found http://www.surriel.com/patches/2.2.17pre8-oomkill. Will take a
look, thanks.


> Not because I think it matters all that much on most systems
> (good admins put in enough memory&swap), but simply because

Ah, I'll have to reconsider how much I rate my skills :)

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