Re: [2.4.17/18pre] VM and swap - it's really unusable

From: Ville Herva (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 03:06:05 EST

On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 11:26:01PM -0600, you [Ken Brownfield] claimed:
> | > 3) Memory allocation failures and OOM triggers
> | > even though caches remain full.
> |
> | I have not had one up to now in everyday life with 2.4.17
> I'm seeing this in malloc()-heavy apps, but fairly sporadic unless I
> create a test case.

I'm seeing this on 2GB IA64 (2.4.16-17). I posted a _very_ simple test case
to lkml a while a go. It didn't happen on 256MB x86.

I plan to try -aa shortly, now that I got patches to make it compile on

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