Re: [ANOMALIES]: 2.4.2 - __alloc_pages: failed - Patch failed

From: Shawn Starr (
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 01:35:53 EST

Right now before OOPS:
Mem: 62244K av, 61292K used, 952K free, 0K shrd, 1496K buff
Swap: 467444K av, 37344K used, 430100K free 29528K cached

I got a lot of things running, several daemons, netscape, and other things. I put
a 400MB swap for now just to help things.

Here's what happens after oops:

Wait a second...before I didn't have the 400MB swap on, and I had about 952K of
physical ram left. Shouldn't it try and swap if it cant get enough physical

It did NOT oops with that amount of swap:

If i turn it off:

Mem: 62244K av, 61288K used, 956K free, 0K shrd, 1448K buff
Swap: 64252K av, 38024K used, 26228K free 29880K cached

and try the xcdrgtk (X CDRoaster)

I get...hrm.. this is really strange. Now its not ooping?!

I dont know it must have to do with something somewhere I cant tell you.

Mike Galbraith wrote:

> On Sun, 25 Feb 2001, Shawn Starr wrote:
> > Unsure, the system remains stable after the fault though, strangely /dev/dsp
> > becomes "busy". I suspect it has to do with this somehow.. but im not sure.
> > I submitted a ksymoops dump, maybe that can help.
> Drop to single user and do a whopping big dd or iozone or bonnie
> and see what free reports afterward. If much of your ram becomes
> available, it's not a leak.
> -Mike

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