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

From: Andrea Arcangeli (
Date: Fri Oct 13 2000 - 10:18:27 EST

On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 10:54:50AM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 12:47:39AM +0200, Krzysztof Sierota wrote:
> > > Marcelo Tosati assembled a kernel for us that had Andrea Arcangeli patches
> > > applied and some other stuff that we needed, and the machines are stable
> >
> > I recommend using 2.2.18pre15aa1 (without using nfsv3 in production for now).
> Why, specifically, no NFSv3? Do you have a reason or just paranoia? :)

I've a bug report pending for NFSv3 on 2.2.18pre15aa1, it's not paranoia.
But I'm not really talking about 2.2.18pre15, it may be a bug in the aa
patchkit. OTOH Andi couldn't reproduce it I will try soon too.

> I've tested 2.2.18pre15 (w/out 'aa1') against FreeBSD, Solaris, and
> other Linux clients, and I'm very happy with the improvement over older
> Linux NFS. All of my testing and real-life usage was done w/ NFSv3
> enabled.

Could you try to use 8192 r/w size? That doesn't happen with the aa patchkit
either without changing the packet size.

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