>i had the same problem under high load (machine runs as amanda backup server)
>and added the following to my /etc/rc.d/rc.local
>echo 256 256 512 > /proc/sys/vm/freepages
That is a good idea, BUT ...
>I see this mostly as a documentation problem, since
>this i found this somewhere in comp.os.linux.development.??
... it's not a solution. A driver which doesn't recover from a temporary
low-memory situation correctly is buggy. Tuning the kernel to make the
situation not occur in the first place might hide the bug but doesn't fix
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