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SubjectRe: Google's mm problem - not reproduced on 2.4.13
On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Ben Smith wrote:

> > *Just in case* it's oom-related I've asked Ben to try it with one less than
> > the maximum number of memory blocks he can allocate.
>
> I've run this test with my 3.5G machine, 3 blocks instead of 4 blocks,
> and it has the same behavior (my app gets killed, 0-order allocation
> failures, and the system stays up.

If you still have swap free at the point where the process
gets killed, or if the memory is file-backed, then we are
positive it's a kernel bug.

regards,

Rik
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