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SubjectRe: [TEST] page tables filling non-highmem
On Fri, Feb 15, 2002 at 09:59:45AM +0100, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> As you described it to me on irc, this demonstration turns up a
> considerably worse problem than just having insufficient space for
> page tables - the system locks up hard instead of doing anything
> reasonable on page table-related oom. It's wrong that the system
> should behave this way, it is after all, just an oom.
> Now that basic stability issues seem to be under control, perhaps
> it's time to give the oom problem the attention it deserves?

It's not just OOM:

HighTotal: 11927512 kB
HighFree: 9423076 kB
LowTotal: 709456 kB
LowFree: 2208 kB
SwapTotal:ead from remote host elm3b78.eng: Connection reset by peer

In my mind, this is a basic stability issue.

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