Re: VM brokenness, possibly related to reiserfs

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 11:29:27 EST

On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, David Ford wrote:

> Correct, the point of the matter is to find stress points. It
> will do the exact same thing when it reaches the end of swap.
> I suspect a relation to reiserfs fighting for buffers perhaps.
> This fight occurs a few megs before the OOM routine trips.

Ah, so this is the problem. I've already heard that the
OOM killer is no longer triggered for some reason, I'll
enter the bug in the Linux-MM bugzilla so I don't forget
it and I'll fix it ASAP.




Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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