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SubjectRe: Break 2.4 VM in five easy steps
Bill Pringlemeir wrote:
>
> [snip]
> Derek> overwhelmed. On the system I'm using to write this, with
> Derek> 512MB of RAM and 512MB of swap, I run two copies of this
>
> Please see the following message on the kernel mailing list,
>
> 3086:Linus 2.4.0 notes are quite clear that you need at least twice RAM of swap
> Message-Id: <E155bG5-0008AX-00@the-village.bc.nu>

Yes, I'm aware of this.

However, I still believe that my original problem report is a BUG. No
matter how much swap I have, or don't have, and how much is or isn't
being used, running "swapoff" and forcing the VM subsystem to reclaim
unused swap should NOT cause my machine to feign death for several
minutes.

I can easily take 256MB out of this machine, and then I *will* have
twice as much swap as RAM and I can still cause the exact same
behaviour.

It's a bug, and no number of times saying "You need twice as much swap
as RAM" will change that fact.

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