Re: VM: do_try_to_free_memory failed for XXXX, 2.2.17, 2.2.18pre3

From: Per Andreas Buer (
Date: Thu Oct 12 2000 - 16:44:03 EST

Krzysztof Sierota <> writes:

> Hi,
> I recently changed the kernel from 2.2.15 to 2.2.17 and added new promise 100
> card. During 3 days 2 production servers crashed 4 times and had several
> lockups when there was zillion messages like
> VM: do_try_to_free_memmory failed for XXX

Are you using gcc 2.95? We had a lot of trouble (fatal vm-errors) with
gcc 2.95 until we started building kernels with egcs-2.91.

Per Andreas Buer
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