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    SubjectRe: Case where VM of 2.4.13pre2aa falls apart
    On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 10:47:21PM +0000, José Luis Domingo López wrote:
    > On Friday, 19 October 2001, at 02:39:00 -0500,
    > Leeuw van der, Tim wrote:
    >
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > I've observed a case where the VM of 2.4.13pre2aa totally falls apart. I
    > > know it's not the latest of Andrea's VM tweaks, but I didn't yet get a
    > > chance to compile&reboot into a later version. I've noticed a similar
    > > breakdown in one of the first pre-release kernels with the Andrea VM, btw.
    > > [...description of problem apparently related to Mozilla ...]
    > >
    > Maybe what happens here doesn't have anything in common with what you
    > experienced, but a couple of days ago I suffered a full X server crash due
    > to a _big_ memory leak with Mozilla in one specific web page.
    >
    > Linux kernel 2.4.12, Mozilla 0.9.5, and X 4.1.0. Open
    > www.securityfocus.org with Mozilla. For a couple of minutes, it seems that
    > all is going on nicely. Afterwards, and without any kind of user
    > interaction with Mozilla, both mozilla and X processes start increasing
    > their sizes, slowly, but steadily.

    It certainly makes sense it's the userspace that has a leak and so the
    system will start to swap and slowdown compared to the condition when
    lots of free memory was available.

    Andrea
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