Re: 2.4.1 crashes every two days, oopses included

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 10:48:12 EST

On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Martin Rode wrote:

> My last bug report did not seem to attract to much attention.

> For now we have switched back to 2.2.18 which stays up for about
> a week before it crashes because of the VM too.

> VM: reclaim_page, wrong page on list.
> VM: refill_inactive, wrong page on list.
> Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 00002208

1. you see this kind of bug with both 2.2 and the completely
   changed 2.4 VM code and
2. this bug usually only happens when people have RAM problems,

could you try running memtest86 on that machine to see if it indeed
has memory errors or if the problem is coming from somewhere else ?



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

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