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SubjectRe: oom-killer 2.6.8.1
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On Wednesday 18 August 2004 16:05, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 18, 2004 at 02:55:42PM +0200, Anders Saaby wrote:
> > This is a high-volume NFS server running almost no user-space
> > applications. It serves a handfull of web server NFS clients from a
> > ~700G XFS filesystem. The machine has about 2.5 GB of RAM and 4G of
> > swap (which is almost not in use - i may use 5-10 MB total tops).
> > CONFIG_HIGHMEM and CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G enabled, SMP enabled, preempt
> > disabled. Today the OOM killer kicked in - it seemed that swap was almost
> > unused at the time (which is strange, as that should prevent the OOM
> > killer from kicking in).
> > Relevant part of the syslog follows (syslogd was killed too eventually):
>
> This seems to have been meant to resolve laptop_mode issues, but looks
> like it didn't get applied. I'm not convinced it will help given that
> you appear to have a vanilla ZONE_NORMAL slab OOM (858MB slab), but you
> never know. Capturing /proc/slabinfo data may be more helpful.
>
>
> Index: oom-2.6.8-rc1/mm/vmscan.c
> ===================================================================
> --- oom-2.6.8-rc1.orig/mm/vmscan.c 2004-07-14 06:17:13.876343912 -0700
> +++ oom-2.6.8-rc1/mm/vmscan.c 2004-07-14 06:22:15.986416200 -0700
> @@ -417,7 +417,8 @@
> goto keep_locked;
> if (!may_enter_fs)
> goto keep_locked;
> - if (laptop_mode && !sc->may_writepage)
> + if (laptop_mode && !sc->may_writepage &&
> + !PageSwapCache(page))
> goto keep_locked;
>
> /* Page is dirty, try to write it out here */

laptop_mode is not set on this server <- :-)

- So I guess this is not relevant for my setup?

/Saaby
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