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SubjectAW: Got "VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for xyz" in 2.2.18pre27
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Hi Ryan,

> This is notice that the do_try_to_free_pages bug is still present in the
> latest 2.2 kernel, 2.2.18pre27.
>
> VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for kjournald...
> VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for kjournald...
> VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for kjournald...
>
> The error also occurs for other processes running on the system. This was
> a test with ext3.
>
> The bug triggers when the system is really hammered (high system, network,
> and disk load), and requires a reboot to recover.

In case you haven't done so after trying 2.2.18pre27 and finding the VM bug
still present: grab and apply andreas VM-global patch, it should fix the
problem.

ftp://ftp.us.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/patches/v2.2/2.2.18pr
e25/VM-global-2.2.18pre25-7.bz2

Bye, Martin

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