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SubjectRe: Crazy load average & unkillable processes

Nico Schottelius wrote:

>Very interesting..
>with the test4 I experiene the same/similar problems on my laptop..
>all of sudden yesterday several programs died -> Out of Memory.
>I ran
> Xfree
> dhcpcd
> opera
> several xterms (about 6)
> qmail
> named
>first opera was Out of Memory, then died the whole X system with all
>xterms and X beeing Out of Memory.
>MemTotal: 385600 kB
>which should be more than enough!

You might have a process with a memory leak. How much free memory do
you have before everything dies? How much swapping activity is going
on? What do /proc/meminfo and /proc/slabinfo say?

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