Re: oom kill oddness.

From: Roman Zippel
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 20:58:26 EST


On Thu, 28 Sep 2006, Andrew Morton wrote:

> Kernel versions please, guys. There have been a lot of oom-killer changes
> post-2.6.18.

Last I tested this was with 2.6.18.
The latest changes to vmscan.c should help...

> > If someone wants to play with the problem, the example program below
> > triggers the problem relatively easily (booting with only little ram
> > helps), it starts a number of readers, which should touch a bit more
> > memory than is available and a few writers, which occasionally allocate
> > memory.
> >
> How much ram, how much swap?

I tested it with 32MB and 64MB and plenty of swap.

bye, Roman
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