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SubjectRe: VM / OOM troubles in 2.4.20-ck4 (-aa VM)
At 12:58 PM 3/4/2003 +0000, Alastair Stevens wrote:
>Hi Guys - I was surprised to discover that the very latest 2.4.20
>kernels running the latest -ck patches still have major VM problems,
>even with the -aa VM.
>Our dual Athlon server with 512Mb RAM / 1.2Gb swap, and not particularly
>heavily loaded, lasted 81 days with 2.4.20-ck1 under RH8.0, and then
>succumbed with these errors:
> VM error: killing process wineserver
> _alloc_pages: 0-order allocation failed (gfp=0x1d2/0)
>This time, it only lasted _3 days_ with -ck4 before the same thing
>I presume this is the OOM killer? Swap is indeed full, but I've no idea
>why, on a machine that's only running a couple of instances of a small
>Windoze app under WINE.

You sure your userland proggies aren't leaking like a sieve?


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