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SubjectRe: 2.6.1 IO lockup on SMP systems
Marcelo Tosatti <marcelo.tosatti@cyclades.com> wrote:
>
> > Also, run
> >
> > while true
> > do
> > cat /proc/meminfo
> > sleep 10
> > done
> >
> > and record the info which that leaves behind when the machine locks up.
> > This should tell us whether it is an application or kernel memory leak. If
> > it is indeed a leak.
>
> Hi Andrew,
>
> Care to explain me why should the kernel hang if due to an application
> leak ?

It shouldn't - the oom killer should have done something. But we'll
address that once we've confirmed that something really is leaking.

> The hang looks wrong even if the leak is in userspace app, yes?

Probably, yes.
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