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SubjectRe: [TEST] page tables filling non-highmem
On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 02:38:00AM +0100, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> My tree doesn't lock up hard even without pte-highmem applied. The task
> gets killed. backout pte-highmem, try the same testcase again on my tree
> and you'll see. The oom handling in mainline is deadlock prone, I always
> known this and that's why I always rejected it. Nobody but me
> acklowledged this problem and I spent quite an amount of time convincing
> mainline maintainers about those deadlock flaws of the mainline approch
> but I failed so I giveup waiting for a report like this, just like with
> all the other stuff that is now in my vm patch, 90% of it I tried to
> push it separately into mainline before having to accumulate it.

This is a basic issue. Does the kernel run or does it crash?

Mainline can't live without it. Nothing can.

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