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SubjectRe: [PROBLEM] Badness in out_of_memory (Plain)
Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 06:03:35PM +0100, Richard Ems wrote:
>
>>Hi list, hi Mr. Mantel,
>>
>>the following "badness" happened on a SuSE 9.2 with all actual updates
>>and SuSE's kernel 2.6.8-24.10-smp.
>>The system is a dual AMD Athlon MP 2200+ with 1GB memory and 1GB swap.
>
>
> This is a warning only (2.6.9 had the swap token breakage that triggered
> suprious oom kills, so the warning was meant to get more info), can you
> try with the kernel of the day?
>
> http://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/kernel/kotd/9.2-i386/SL92_BRANCH
>
> It has my latest oom fixes that I recently posted to l-k and it should
> be very reliable for the first time in oom-killer terms.
>
>

I will try it tomorrow evening, it's a production system, so it's not so
easy to "try".
How can I trigger the oom kills? I'm not sure if I can easily reproduce
this! Do you know a memory eater program other than starting lots of
mozilla's, OpenOffices's, etc.?

Thanks, Richard

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