Re: ZONE_NORMAL exhaustion (dcache slab)

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Mon Oct 21 2002 - 16:13:30 EST

"Martin J. Bligh" wrote:
> My big NUMA box went OOM over the weekend and started killing things
> for no good reason (2.5.43-mm2). Probably running some background
> updatedb for locate thing, not doing any real work.
> meminfo:

Looks like a plain dentry leak to me. Very weird.

Did the machine recover and run normally?

Was it possible to force the dcache to shrink? (a cat /dev/hda1
would do that nicely)

Is it reproducible?
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