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SubjectRe: 2.4.4 kernel freeze for unknown reason
> I have been monitoring the memory usage constantly with the gnome
> memory usage meter and noticed that as swap grows it is never freed
> back up. I can kill off most of the large applications, such as

The swap handling in 2.4 is somewhat hosed at the moment.

> If I turn swap off all together or turn it off and back on
> periodically to clear the swap before it gets full, I do not seem to
> experience the lockups.

That sounds right. I can give you a tiny patch that should fix the lockups
and instead it will kill processes out of memory but thats obviously not
the actual fix 8)

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