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@ 2007-03-22  1:39 Phy Prabab
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From: Phy Prabab @ 2007-03-22  1:39 UTC (permalink / raw)
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I have a mysterious issue with swapping.  I have a 32b machine running
2.4.21.x (RHEE30) w/4G RAM and 8G swap.  If I run one application and
pause it after having allocated 2.5G and then run another application
(or just another instance of the same app) and try to allocate another
2.5G I would have imagined that the first would be swapped out.  But
this is not the case, rather, only part of the first application is
swapped before allocation for the second application fails trying to
allocate more space.  What is even more interesting is that the first
application seems to only swap out memory allocated via sbrk.   So
within this application I allocate memory via sbrk until failure
(~890M) and then switch to mmap.  The glibc version is 2.3.2 and I am
mmaping memory via private|anonymous, so am I doing something
incorrect or is that mmap can not be swapped out?


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