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SubjectRe: [PATCH] blindingly stupid 2.2 VM bug
On Sat, Nov 18, 2000 at 10:04:02PM -0200, you [Rik van Riel] said:
> Hi Alan,
> here's a fix for a blindingly stupid bug that's been in
> 2.2 for ages (and which I've warned you about a few times
> in the last 6 months, and which I've even sent some patches
> for).
> This patch should make 2.2 VM a bit more stable and should
> also fix the complaints from people who's system gets
> flooded by "VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for process XXX"

Okay, I see those "VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for process XXX" errors
as well (2.2.18pre19, uptime 8 days, machine had been idle for hours.
Then, all of a sudden, I get 30 times "VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for
kswapd...", then 15 "VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for xmms...", then
"VM: killing process xmms" and that repeats for ~10 processes including
X.) Never had problems with earlier 2.2.x.

My questions is: I saw Andrea's VM-global patch being recommended as a
solution for this problem, and I already compiled it in (although I
haven't booted into it yet). Should I use Rik's or Andrea's patch?

Is either of them going into 2.2.18?

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