Re: PROBLEM: oom killer and swap weirdness on 2.6.3* kernels

From: dave b
Date: Tue Jul 27 2010 - 00:50:16 EST

On 27 July 2010 14:46, KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 27 July 2010 08:12, David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On Tue, 27 Jul 2010, dave b wrote:
>> >
>> >> Actually it turns out on I can trigger this issue. What it
>> >> really is, is that linux doesn't invoke the oom killer when it should
>> >> and kill something off. This is *really* annoying.
>> >>
>> >
>> > I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to, it's been two months and
>> > you're using a new kernel and now you're saying that the oom killer isn't
>> > being utilized when the original problem statement was that it was killing
>> > things inappropriately?
>> Sorry about the timespan :(
>> Well actually it is the same issue. Originally the oom killer wasn't
>> being invoked and now the problem is still it isn't invoked - it
>> doesn't come and kill things - my desktop just sits :)
>> I have since replaced the hard disk - which I thought could be the
>> issue. I am thinking that because I have shared graphics not using KMS
>> - with intel graphics - this may be the root of the cause.
> Do you mean the issue will be gone if disabling intel graphics?
> if so, we need intel graphics driver folks help. sorry, linux-mm folks don't
> know intel graphics detail.

Well the only other system I have running the kernel atm is
an arm based system.
I originally sent this to the kernel list and was told I should
probably forward it to the mm list.
It may be a general issue or it could just be specific :)

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