Re: linux swap freeze STILL in 2.4.x

From: Mike Galbraith (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 01:28:00 EST

On Sun, 25 Feb 2001, Marc Lehmann wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 25, 2001 at 05:58:32PM +0100, Mike Galbraith <> wrote:
> > > Usually I swapon ./swap some 512MB swapfile, but today I forgot it. When the
> > > machine started to get sluggish I sent the process a -STOP signal.
> >
> > Signal delivery during oomest does not work (last time I tested).
> > Andrea fixed this once.. long time ~problem.
> Well, the signal delivery seemed to have worked fine - the machine
> was quite usable (it swapped a lot, but the system was never unusable
> for longer than a second or so). The problem started when I did the
> swapon. Well, it didn't start, the system just froze.

Ok.. I guess that got fixed. Used to be it was all over as soon
as the last of swap was consumed.


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