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SubjectRe: [lkml]Re: VM problems still in 2.2.18
On Thu, Dec 14, 2000 at 09:57:28AM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > bug was discovered. Ever since, I have two boxes here
> > that keep falling over. Box A will randomly lock without
> > warning and box B will die and start printing this message
> > repeatedly on the screen until I physically hit reset:
>
> What are these two boxes doing ?
>
> > Is there a patch out there that I can apply to 2.2.14
> > against the security bug? The machines were very stable
> > on that kernel.
>
> Andrea's VM-global patch seems to be a wonder cure for those who have tried
> it. Give it a shot and let folks know.
My experience:

2.2.18pre25 erroneously booted with mem=64M:

slrnpull --expire on a news-spool of about 600 Mb in 200,000 files gave
a lot of 'trying_to_free..' errors.

2.2.18 + VM-global, booted with mem=32M:

slrnpull --expire on the same spool worked fine.

Good luck,
Jurriaan
--
proof by reference to inaccessible literature:
The author cites a simple corollary of a theorem to be found
in a privately circulated memoir of the Slovenian
Philological Society, 1883 (second edition).
GNU/Linux 2.2.18 SMP 2x1117 bogomips load av: 0.56 0.15 0.05
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