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From: Justin Piszcz <jpiszcz@lucidpixels.com>
To: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-raid@vger.kernel.org,
	xfs@oss.sgi.com
Subject: Re: 2.6.20-rc5: cp 18gb 18gb.2 = OOM killer, reproducible just like 2.16.19.2
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 06:11:38 -0500 (EST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701250611260.8945@p34.internal.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45B7FB71.5030603@yahoo.com.au>



On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, Nick Piggin wrote:

> Justin Piszcz wrote:
> > 
> > On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Andrew Morton wrote:
> 
> > >After the oom-killing, please see if you can free up the ZONE_NORMAL memory
> > >via a few `echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches' commands.  See if you can
> > >work out what happened to the missing couple-of-hundred MB from
> > >ZONE_NORMAL.
> > >
> > 
> > Running with PREEMPT OFF lets me copy the file!!  The machine LAGS
> > occasionally every 5-30-60 seconds or so VERY BADLY, talking 5-10 seconds of
> > lag, but hey, it does not crash!! I will boot the older kernel with preempt
> > on and see if I can get you that information you requested.
> 
> It wouldn't be a bad idea to recompile the new kernel with preempt on
> and get the info from there.
> 
> It is usually best to be working with the most recent kernels. We can
> always backport any important fixes if we need to.
> 
> Thanks,
> Nick
> 
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In my tests for the most part I am using the latest kernels.

Justin.


  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-25 11:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-21 19:27 Justin Piszcz
2007-01-22 13:37 ` Pavel Machek
2007-01-22 18:48   ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-22 23:47     ` Pavel Machek
2007-01-24 23:39     ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-24 23:42       ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-25  0:32       ` Pavel Machek
2007-01-25  0:36         ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-25  0:58         ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-25  9:08         ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-25 22:34           ` Mark Hahn
2007-01-26  0:22             ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-22 19:57 ` Andrew Morton
2007-01-22 20:20   ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-23  0:37   ` Donald Douwsma
2007-01-23  1:12     ` Andrew Morton
2007-01-24 23:40   ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-25  0:10   ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-25  0:36     ` Nick Piggin
2007-01-25 11:11       ` Justin Piszcz [this message]
2007-01-25  1:21     ` Bill Cizek
2007-01-25 11:13       ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-25  0:34   ` Justin Piszcz

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