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SubjectRe: kernel panic - not syncing: out of memory and no killable processes
On Thu, 2009-09-17 at 13:29 -0700, David Rientjes wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Sep 2009, Eric Paris wrote:
> > the next-20090916 tree still panic's the same way. As does Linus'
> > latest git tree ab86e5765
> >
> > I'll try bisecting between v2.6.31 and master if it would give better
> > data than trying to bisect between two -next trees, but I'm sorta stuck
> > with a machine that won't boot and doesn't tell me much about why.
> >

> Try merging the following patch to get more information such as the
> allocation order and gfp_mask. It will also show the VM size of all
> kthreads and the state of your system memory to deterine whether there's a
> page allocator issue, lowmem_reserve_ratio is too high, etc.

I'll throw it in.

I did another bisect (mainly because the last one gave a commit that
obviously seemed bogus and Ingo ask me to)

3f2aa307c4d26b4ed6509d0a79e8254c9e07e921 is first bad commit
commit 3f2aa307c4d26b4ed6509d0a79e8254c9e07e921
Author: Ingo Molnar <>
Date: Thu Sep 10 20:34:48 2009 +0200

sched: Disable NEW_FAIR_SLEEPERS for now

I'm about to try a linus latest kernel with just this one patch


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