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SubjectRe: VM / OOM troubles in 2.4.20-ck4 (-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
> > happened.
>
> My first guess would be wine. There are all sorts of leaks in that.

It's actually CodeWeavers Wine if it makes any difference!

> I'm not aware of any memory leak / vm problems with -ck although that may be
> possible. However ck4 does not have the OOM killer enabled so it's not that
> in action; you simply have run out of memory and it can't allocate any more.
> Have you tried without the aa vm addons in ck? Does this happen with vanilla
> 2.4.20? -ck is a very different branch.

Thanks - I'm being a bit thick here, because everyone's right, it's
obviously a userspace problem. The machine is now running plain
2.4.21-pre5, so we'll see what happens....

PS - thanks for your work on -ck, Con! It runs beautifully on my home
machine, which isn't tortured by Wine ;-)

Cheers
Alastair .-=-.
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