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SubjectRe: Can't make use of swap memory in 2.6.7-bk19
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William Lee Irwin III <wli@holomorphy.com> writes:

> Peter Osterlund wrote:
> >> I created a test program that allocates a 300MB buffer and writes to
> >> all bytes sequentially. On my computer, which has 256MB RAM and 512MB
> >> swap, the program gets OOM killed after dirtying about 140-180MB, and
> >> the kernel reports:
>
> On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 12:14:16PM +1000, Nick Piggin wrote:
> > Someone hand me a paper bag... Peter, can you give this patch a try?
>
> Heh, one goes in while I'm not looking, and look what happens.

Actually, the failure is caused by this change:

http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.5/cset@40db004cKFYB35xMHcRXNijl81BLag?nav=index.html|ChangeSet@-3w
It only fails when /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode is 1.

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