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    SubjectRe: 2.6.1 IO lockup on SMP systems
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    On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 15:37, Dave Jones wrote:
    > On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 05:11:35AM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > Not sure why the oom-killer didn't do anything.
    > >
    > > There's still free swap space. The oom-killer has problems.
    >
    > That sounds odd. Surely if we have free swap, we don't
    > want the oom-killer to do anything ?

    with highmem it's not so easy :)
    the lowzone can be entirely pinned by pagetables and such and the
    highmem zone can be free... and still you want to oomkill.
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