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From: Justin Piszcz <jpiszcz@lucidpixels.com>
To: Mark Hahn <hahn@mcmaster.ca>
Cc: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>,
	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 19:22:04 -0500 (EST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701251921430.30148@p34.internal.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701251731160.20455@coffee.psychology.mcmaster.ca>



On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, Mark Hahn wrote:

> > Something is seriously wrong with that OOM killer.
> 
> do you know you don't have to operate in OOM-slaughter mode?
> 
> "vm.overcommit_memory = 2" in your /etc/sysctl.conf puts you into a mode where
> the kernel tracks your "committed" memory needs, and will eventually cause
> some allocations to fail.
> this is often much nicer than the default random OOM slaughter.
> (you probably also need to adjust vm.overcommit_ratio with some knowlege of
> your MemTotal and SwapTotal.)
> 
> regards, mark hahn.
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> 

# sysctl -a | grep vm.over
vm.overcommit_ratio = 50
vm.overcommit_memory = 0

I'll have to experiment with these options, thanks for the info!

Justin.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-26  0:22 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 [this message]
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
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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