Re: Memory problems in pre-2.0.31 still present

David S. Miller (
Thu, 8 May 1997 12:24:34 -0400

Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 16:06:02 +0200 (MEST)
From: Hubert Mantel <>

The memory problems still exist in pre-2.0.31.

I found a good way to reproduce it reliably:

This means most likely that GFP_ATOMIC or GFP_BUFFER pages are being
requested when memory is very low, this will fail is not enough free
pages are available because try_to_free_page() cannot be called in
these two cases. The system would risk depleting the free page pool
entirely and deadlock if it did not do this.

Yow! 11.26 MB/s remote host TCP bandwidth & ////
199 usec remote TCP latency over 100Mb/s ////
ethernet. Beat that! ////
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