2.2.18: do_try_to_free_pages failed ...

From: Wenzhuo Zhang (
Date: Mon Feb 05 2001 - 21:20:48 EST


I got the VM error "VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for mongo_read..."
and then I couldn't log into the system, when stress testing
reiserfs+raid0 setup on a 2.2.18 box using the reiserfs benchmark The problem was reporduceable on each run of

./ reiserfs /dev/md0 /mnt/testfs raid0-rfs 3

Thinking the raid code might cause the problem, I tested on reiserfs
only, but I got the same error message. Later, I found the same
problem running on an ext2 partition (stock kernel without
any patches).

I guess this problem is not reiserfs specific. What can I do now to
solve the problem?

Here is the hardware configuration of my test box:
PIII 600, 256M, Adaptec AIC-7896 SCSI controller, two Quantum SCSI



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