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SubjectRe: OOM problems on 2.6.12-rc1 with many fsx tests
>> Nothing beats poking around in a dead machine's guts with kgdb though.
>
> Everyone his taste.
>
> But I was surprised by
>
>> SwapTotal: 1052216 kB
>> SwapFree: 1045984 kB
>
> Strange that processes are killed while lots of swap is available.

I don't think we're that smart about it. If we're really low on mem, it
seems we invoke the OOM killer whether processes are causing the problem
or not.

OTOH, if we can't free the kernel mem, we don't have much choice, but
it's not really helping much ;-)

M.

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