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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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