VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed and frozen system (2.2.17)

From: Peter Münster (peter@univ-rennes1.fr)
Date: Sun Oct 08 2000 - 06:31:27 EST

On On Tue, 13 Jun 2000, Rik van Riel wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Jun 2000 narancs1@externet.hu wrote:
> > I get these messages on the root console:
> >
> > VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for kswapd...
> > VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for syslog-ng...
> > VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for rxvt...
> >
> > kernel 2.2.16 with openwall, ide, i2c, hw-sensors, emu10k1 patches
> Ahh, these are mainly debugging messages, but they shouldn't really
> happen too often. It means that memory pressure was so bad that
> do_try_to_free_pages didn't actually succeed in freeing a page ...
> not good but pretty much ok if it only happens rarely.

since I upgraded from kernel 2.2.13 to 2.2.17, I get these messages too,
but once, the system got frozen right after such a message. The only
solution was the reset button... (the system was stable with 2.2.13 about
half a year with the same configuration)
Please mail me, if you need further information, I am not in the list.
Regards, Peter

     Peter Münster

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