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On Tue, 19 Sep 2000, Anton Petrusevich wrote:

> please, check carefully Rik's VM patch, it definitly contains a
> deadlock, which can be seen on low-memory computers. Try mem=8m. I
> wasn't able to use any Rik patch since against -test8 (-t8-vmpatch{2,4},
> -test9-pre{1,2}). It boots fine(mem=16m), but then stalls begin for some
> time and for infinitive time at last. I told Rik about it, he tried to
> fix but wasn't successful.
> With mem=8m it couldn't finish init scripts even.

I /thought/ I had fixed this, since the system runs fine
on my (SMP, SCSI) test machine when I boot it with mem=8m.

Somebody on IRC suggested to me that this may be an UP-only
bug ... I'm looking into this and hope to fix it soon, but
I have to admit some help would be welcome ;)

(I'm still at Linux Kongress and won't be back in the office
for about a week)


"What you're running that piece of shit Gnome?!?!"
-- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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